Local School Directors Honored

Long-term school directors are being honored across the state by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association at local board meetings. School directors are recognized for years of service from 8 to 36 years.

Michael Oliver, a member of the Forest Area school board, received recognition for 16 years of service. He was presented a certificate adding him to the PSBA “Honor Roll of School Board Service.”

Daniel Cussins, a member of the Forest Area school board, received recognition for 12 years of service. He was presented a certificate adding him to the PSBA “Honor Roll of School Board Service.”

Superintendent Amanda Hetrick spoke about the recipients and their years of dedicated volunteer service to children, the community and public education.

“School directors continually are spending more of their personal time on school-related activities. Fifty-four percent of them devote 16 hours or more to school board business. That shows a real commitment on their part.”

“They exemplify leadership and dedication, giving unselfishly to their communities, students, and the public schools. Their efforts along those of their fellow board members, reflect their dedication to giving our children the opportunity to gain knowledge through the best educational system possible.”

According to Pa School Board Association, these individuals put in, on the average, about two-and-a-half working days per month of non-paid, volunteer service as school directors.