In honor of January being School Board Appreciation Month, I ask that our community join me in celebrating and thanking our Sunnyside School District Board of Directors for all they do to support and lead our school district.
Our board of directors actively develop the vision, policies and budget that directly supports our students and staff. Our incredible success in raising our District’s graduation rate from 41 to 85 percent over the past seven years is a direct reflection of our board’s commitment to innovation and excellence in our schools.
The Sunnyside School District board’s success in making a difference for our community’s educators and students was also recognized by their peers at the Washington School Directors’ Association, who named them as a 2013 School Board of the Year.
The elected men and women who sit on our school board, as well as those on school boards across the country, bear a great societal responsibility for the future of our local and global communities. They are well deserving of our gratitude for the countless hours they commit to supporting student and staff success.
Please join us in honoring our board of directors with a dessert social at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 810. E Custer Ave.
/s/ Dr. Richard D. Cole, Superintendent of Sunnyside School District