Winnsboro-The Winnsboro Independent School District will join 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dave Wilcox announced recently.
“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,” Wilcox 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 WISD board is responsible for an annual budget of $19.7 million, 1,470 students, 230 employees, and 4 campuses.
In 2020, WISD opened a new High School campus and realigned the other campuses to increase the total number of campuses to 4. The realignment of school has provided WISD the potential for growth and expansion of its Career and Technical Education Program. WISD board members plan to continue to evaluate ways to improve the educational and extra-curricular opportunities for all students.
Board members serving WISD are:
Ken Goodson, President, Pastor/Independent Business, serving from, 2015 - present ; Brandon Green, Vice President, firefighter, serving from 2019 - present; Brian Busby, Secretary, dairy/poultry farmer serving from 2014 - present ; Joey Keef, member, sales and marketing serving from 2020 - present **appointed 8/4/2020; Duncan McAdoo, member, banking/finance serving from 2020 - present **appointed 6/22/2020; Felipe Perez, member, government freight operations serving from 2020 - present **appointed 8/4/2020; Ron Smedley, member, pastor/minister serving from 2010 – present.
“It’s more important than ever before 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,” Wilcox said.