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Little Elm ISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month this January

January 7, 2022

School Board pictures

January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Elm ISD is honored to celebrate its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the District’s schools and students.

“Our school board members are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure all of our students have the opportunity to learn and grow,” said Superintendent Daniel Gallagher. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Little Elm ISD school board is responsible for an annual general operating budget of $83.9 million, approximately 8,500 students, 1,000 employees, and nine campuses.

“School boards are essential to a strong public education system,” Texas Association for School Board (TASB) Executive Director Dan Troxell said. “They provide local governance and oversight that makes it possible for school districts to serve students, including establishing a strategic plan, adopting policies, approving a budget and selecting an evaluating a superintendent. It’s fitting that we celebrate them in January as their leadership is key to the success of every school district in Texas.”

Major District achievements under the board’s leadership is approving the funding to support 60+ full-time employees to serve students in the classroom across the District, approving staff salary increases, the additions of two innovative new middle school campuses, assisting administration through the aftermath of the 2021 ice storm, and navigating the District through COVID response and relief efforts. 

Board members serving Little Elm ISD are David Montemayor, Jason Olson, Dan Blackwood, DeLeon English, Alex Flores, Melissa Myers, and Dr. Monique Thompson.