By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth.

School board members in the Toledo School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility for an annual budget of $11.6 million, 830 students, 112 employees and six buildings.

School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult, or require sifting through a great deal of information. They also bear responsibility for developing a vision that will guide the school district for years to come. Through collaboration as a team, and with school district staff, their governance and advocacy are building the future of education in Washington state.

This January, we’re encouraging all members of the community to thank them for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy — public education. 

The men and women serving Toledo School District are Heidi Buswell, Jerad Buswell, Brad Dykstra, Lance Maier, Monique Norberg, and student representatives Alexis Ball and Nicholas Marty.

For more information about the Toledo School Board, visit www.toledoschools.us.

Chris Rust

Supt., Toledo School District 

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