Knox Board recognized for service and leadership

Knox County’s five elected school board members were recognized for their service and leadership during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

The recognition was part of a larger statewide recognition, with Knox joining the state’s 172 other public school systems to mark Kentucky’s 20th observation of January as School Board Member Recognition Month.

During the communication section of the January 27th meeting, members Peggy Gray, Gordon Hinkle, Charles Merida, Dexter Smith, and Merrill Smith were presented a proclamation on behalf of Governor Steven Beshear by Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles.

Sprinkles read aloud the proclamation for those in attendance, a copy of the text is below:

To All Whom These Presents Shall Come:

WHEREAS, Kentucky’s local school boards represent the voices of the communities that they service; and

WHEREAS, Local school boards ensure that school districts meet community expectations; and

WHEREAS, Local school boards act as community agents by setting the vision of the school district; and

WHEREAS, Local school boards hire superintendents to implement that vision; and

WHEREAS, Local school boards in Kentucky envision the preparation of all students for college and career readiness;

NOW, THEREFORE, I STEVEN L. BESHEAR, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim January 25-31, 2015, as