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Thank You, Highlands School Board!

A quality public education is a key that can open doors of opportunity for many students. Providing that education takes a team of committed people from educators and staff to parents and administrators. The nine members of the Highlands School Board are an important part of this team, making informed decisions that direct the course of our public schools.


Every January, we take time to celebrate and recognize the challenging and vital work they do on behalf of our students, families and community.


School directors volunteer an average of 10 hours each month to board work, which includes adopting policy, voting on budgets, approving curriculum changes, choosing textbooks and reviewing hiring decisions to name a few. They take time to learn about the issues affecting public education and to seek innovative solutions.


As unpaid, locally elected officials, school directors are invested in their communities. They are our neighbors, friends, local leaders, parents and engaged senior citizens.


During this month of recognition, please take a moment and show your gratitude our school directors. The job they do is necessary to ensure our schools remain a pathway to a promising future. Thank them for advocating on behalf of our collective interest, and most importantly, for making the success of our children their priority.


At its Agenda Planning Meeting on Monday, January 14, the Highlands School Board was publicly recognized by administrators, staff and students for their year-round dedication of time and effort to the district. They were presented with poems, gifts of appreciation, and student-created cards and projects. The Board also received a special performance by the High School jazz band prior to the meeting.


Thank you to the 2019 Highlands School Board of Directors


School Board 2019


Front Row: Bobbie Neese, Misty Chybrzynski, Debbie Beale (President), Michelle Peters (Vice President), Judy Wisner

Back Row: Jeff Mundy, Robert Betts, Michael Masarik, Heath Cohen