School Board Appreciation Week celebrated in February

Alan Sinner Photography SCSD9 Board of Trustees chairman Alan Vickrey.

BIG PINEY – The state of Wyoming recognized School Board Appreciation Week on Feb. 6-10. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions locally elected boards of education play in the community.

Sublette County School District No. 9 (SCSD9) is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to children in the district.

“Our school system is the heart of our community, and these board members devote countless hours to make sure our schools are helping every child learn at high levels,” said Dr. Charles Jenks, SCSD9 Superintendent. “It is a great honor and responsibility to serve on a local board of education. The trustees dedicate hours of their personal time to study and review matters pertaining to the education of our students. They make tough decisions when necessary because they want what is best for our students and staff.”

Jenks called it a “privilege” to “honor and recognize the service” each board member provides to the community during School Board Appreciation Week in Wyoming.

“The members of our school board can never be thanked enough for what they do on behalf of our schools,” Jenks added.

The current members of the SCSD9 school board include board chairman Alan Vickrey, four years of service, vice chair Cody Raza, five-and-a-half years of service, clerk Darby Hoffman, six years of service, treasurer John Chekan, a half-year of service and assistant treasurer Bill Tanner, 10 years of service.