Trenton School Board leaders honored

TRENTON — Trenton Public Schools officials recently joined 552 local and 57 intermediate school districts across the state to thank Board of Education members for their dedication to public education.

Officials at the Michigan Association of School Boards, organizers of School Board Recognition Month held in January, say Michiganders benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours of more than 4,000 men and women across the state.

“These public servants are elected to serve by our community and receive little recognition and no financial compensation for the difficult job that they do,” MASB officials said. “They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our schools and students.”

Trenton school board members develop policies and make decisions on educational and social issues that affect the community and impact students. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $25.9 million, 2,780 students, 277 employees and five buildings.

“We proudly join educators and community members in saluting these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities,” Supt. John Savel said. “Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families.”

Board members were presented with certificates of appreciation in conjunction with the annual observance of School
Board Member Recognition Month and were recognized for their dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the community.

Trenton board members include President Dennis Bearden, Vice President Michael Hawkins, Secretary Carol Oakley, Treasurer Cristine Howe, and Trustees Marie Conflitti, Thomas Kinney and Wayne Sieloff.