DOLTON | Nov. 15 has been designed as School Board Members Days in Illinois and Dolton School District 149 is joined other districts across the state to thank all elected board members for their commitment and contributions to public education.
“School Board members serve their communities without any monetary compensation to make public education the best for all children,” said Shelly Davis-Jones, District 149 superintendent. “As a corporate entity charged by law with governing our district, each one of our board members sits in trust for all of the communities it serves which includes Burnham, Calumet City, Dolton, and South Holland, Illinois.”
"It takes many hands to ensure our children have the educational opportunities they need to prepare them to be productive citizens and leaders in a new 21st century global economy. Please take time to thank our locally elected School Board members for the countless hours they serve to provide the grassroots governance of leadership for all of our district schools,” she said.
Send an email, a letter, a card, or make a phone call acknowledging them for their great contribution of service for all children.
To honor School Board members in Dolton, District 149 kindergarten students of Caroline Sibley School in Calumet City served as pledge leaders for a special board meeting on Nov. 19.
“I am honored to work for Dolton School District 149 Board of Education and honored to serve as their superintendent," Davis-Jones said. "I could not perform all of the duties of my role without their leadership and support.”
The men and women serving Dolton School District 149 are: Darlene Gray Everett, board president, 20 years of service; Lolita Crisler-Liggons, vice president, nine years of service; Bertha Jolly, secretary, 11 years of service; Pamela Eldridge, nine years of service; Rayya Ghani, eight years of service, and Zacarias Castillo, seven years of service.
“District 149 board members rock,” Davis-Jones said.