January is National School Board Appreciation Month, and Spring Independent School District is joining school districts from across the nation in acknowledging, honoring, and celebrating the hard work of school board members.
In Spring ISD, board trustees are elected for rotating three-year terms. These positions are unpaid and elected by popular vote. Local school boards are empowered by the Texas Legislature to govern and manage schools within their district. In Spring ISD, trustees represent the district as a whole and not a specific geographical area.
The board’s main goal is to establish and set objectives for the district’s strategic plan, as well as setting annual budgets and establishing wide-ranging policies for district operations. They do this through monthly public board meetings, and in cooperation with the school district superintendent.
Their hard work and dedication is the backbone of operations for Spring ISD, especially over the past two years with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many disruptions and changes. Each school board member is a dedicated member of the Spring ISD community, and many of them are educators themselves.
At next week’s board meeting, trustees will be recognized and honored for their service to Spring ISD.
The current seven-member board is comprised of the following trustees:
- President Justine Durant, Position 3
- Vice President Winford Adams, Jr., Position 4
- Secretary Kelly P. Hodges, Position 2
- Assistant Secretary Rhonda Newhouse, Position 5
- Dr. Deborah Jensen, Position 1
- Carmen Correa, Position 6
- Natasha McDaniel, Position 7
For more information about Spring ISD’s Board of Trustees, visit their webpage at www.springisd.org/board.