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Thank a School Board Member

January is School Board Recognition Month and Friona ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Dr. Pamela Nelson-Ray. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Friona ISD for an annual budget of $11.2 million; 1106 students, in grades Pre-K to 12; more than 250 employees; and 4 campuses.

“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Nelson-Ray.

“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Nelson-Ray. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” she said.

The men and women serving Friona ISD are: Becky Riethmayer, Board President; Andy Montana, Vice-President; Jason Rector, Secretary; Antonio Rocha; Wade Schueler; Jamie Lewellen; and Corbin Riethmayer.

“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success,” she said.