MABANK–Mabank ISD is celebrating School Board Recognition Month joining the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.
“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” Mabank ISD Superintendent Brad Koskelin said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”
Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Mabank board is responsible for an annual budget of $38.9 million, 3,522 students, 613 employees and six campuses.
Board members serving Mabank ISD are Dr. Darrell Kinnard, a Veterinarian, with 34 years of service to the district, Kenneth Odom, a retired Dallas Firefighter, with 25 years of service to the district, Todd Grimes a retired Dallas Firefighter, with 13 years of service to the district, Tyson Johnson, a Purchasing Manager, with 11 years of service to the district, Jeremy Zmolik, Outside Sales for Grooms & Son Hardware, with six years of service to the district, Erik Tijerina, Family Nurse Practitioner, with five years and nine months of service to the district and Steven Schiff, Sales & Marketing Executive, with two years and seven months of service to the district.
“It’s more important than ever that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” Superintendent Koskelin said.