January Named “Maryland School Board Recognition Month”

Jennifer Beltz

We’re greatly appreciative that School Boards in all 23 Maryland counties plus Baltimore City are members of MABE. We value their tireless efforts in serving as champions for excellence in public education, and learn each day from their creativity, skills, and devotion.

One of the things we admire most in our work at MABE is how even in the face of COVID-19 and an increasingly complex, turbulent environment, School Board members throughout Maryland have unwaveringly stuck to putting the needs and goals of students first. Today’s growing challenges have meant more hurdles, more time, more work — yet Maryland’s School Boards have tackled these growing demands and more. School Board member efforts so often go unnoticed, yet benefit so many people throughout our State.

With this in mind, we are glad to share that U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD) recently submitted a statement in the Congressional Record praising Maryland School Board members’ dedication, resilience, and vital work, and naming January as “Maryland School Board Recognition Month.” This time each year will honor the dedicated Marylanders who serve on their local School Boards in our State, and represents an opportunity each year to thank them for serving school systems and countless students. As Senator Van Hollen notes, “they may not agree on every issue, but they unite and volunteer to serve under the strong conviction that Maryland students come first.”

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