This is a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected school board plays in our communities and schools. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our school district. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. Recognizing board members for this commitment and sacrifice takes a combined effort on the part of all those they serve: administrators, school staff, students, and the community. Even though showing appreciation should be a year-round process, we wanted to take this moment to tell them just how much we appreciate all that they do.