School District Honors School Board During School Board Appreciation Week
Greendale Schools has announced it is joining all public school districts across the State of Wisconsin to honor its local board members for their commitment to Greendale and its children during Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week, October 2 through 8, according to a press release from the Greendale School District.
“Strong schools are necessary to maintain a strong community, and these citizens devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a high level,” said Dr. Gary Kiltz, Superintendent of Greendale Schools.
Dr. Kiltz identified the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by: • Creating a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the top priority; • Establishing standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do; • Ensuring progress is measured to be sure the district’s goals are achieved and students are learning at expected high levels; • Being accountable for their decisions and actions by continually tracking and reporting results; • Creating a safe, orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach; • Forming partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems; and • Focusing attention on the need for continuous improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.
“School board members give Greendale citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment,” Kiltz added.
Greendale’s Board of Education includes Mr. John Comiskey, serving since 2015; Mr. Joe Crapitto, serving since 2009, Mrs. Melanie Kuzmanovic, serving since 2012; Mrs. Victoria McCormick, serving since 1998, and Dr. Thomas Slota, serving since 1987.