St. Bernard Parish Public School System Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
Chalmette, LA - January is School Board Recognition Month, and the St. Bernard Parish Public School System is honored to celebrate its school board members for their dedication and commitment to the district’s schools and students.
“Our school board members are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure all of our students have the opportunity to learn and grow,” Superintendent Doris Voitier 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.
“School boards are essential to a strong public education system,” Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA) Executive Director Janet Pope said. “They provide the local governance and oversight that makes it possible for school districts to serve students, including establishing a strategic plan, adopting policies, approving a budget, and selecting and evaluating a superintendent. It’s fitting that we celebrate them in January as their leadership is key to the success of every school district in Louisiana.”
LSBA Board President Patricia Russo echoed those same thoughts. “It’s the perfect opportunity to honor our school board members and let the communities they serve know about their many contributions.”
To recognize the accomplishments of the St. Bernard Parish School Board, Parish President Guy McInnis will officially proclaim January as School Board Recognition Month, and the Board will adopt LSBA’s Code of Conduct.
Board members serving St. Bernard Parish are
Mrs. Katherine Lemoine, District 1
Mr. William H. Egan, District 2
Mrs. Kelly Le-Bowman, District 3
Mr. Sean K. Warner, District 4
Mr. Joseph “Joe” V. Long, District 5
Ms. Carly Jackson, District 6
Mrs. Diana Dysart, President, District 7
Mr. Clifford M. Englande, Vice President, District 8
Mr. Shelton P. Smith, Sr., District 9
Mrs. Rosiland White, District 10
Mr. Donald “Don” Campbell, District 11
Learn more about school board service at lsba.com.