Thank a School Board Member
January is School Board Recognition Month and Ennis ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.
“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Dr. John E Chapman III. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Ennis ISD for an annual budget of over $44 million; 5800 students, in grades pre-k to 12; more than 730 employees; and 10 campuses.
“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Chapman.
“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Chapman. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” he said.
Under the Board's leadership, several accomplishments have been made: purchased a wide variety of instructional materials, 1 to 1 devices for all students 7-12 grade, competitive teacher pay, new Ag facility, multiple purpose indoor facility, renovation of several elementary campuses, enhancing post-secondary readiness opportunities for students, hired additional instructional staff to support teachers, purchased multiple buses and staff vehicles…. just to name a few.
The men and women serving Ennis ISD are: Bramlet Beard, president; Julie Pierce, vice-president; Walter Beasley, secretary; Kelly McManus, Jennifer Haden, Alan Linson and Candi Casillas.
“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success,” he said.