- Columbia Elementary School
January Is BOE Recognition Month
Madison City Board of Education members are front and center of all things Madison City Schools.
January is school board member recognition month. The theme this year by the Alabama Association of School Boards is Powering the Next Generation.
MCS Board members are Tim Holtcamp, Travis Cummings, Alice Lessmann, Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash.
(L-R standing): Supt. Dr. Ed Nichols, BOE VP Travis Cummings, President Tim Holtcamp, member Tommy Overcash. (seated) Boe members Alice Lessmann, Scott Newberry.
Our Madison City BOE members are true public servants.
They put in tons of time and effort over their five-year terms, serving without compensation.
You may see them at Board meetings, school plays and band performances. Or at the football stadium, in gyms at basketball and volleyball games or poolside at swim and dive competitions.
You might catch one reading to a class, speaking to a PTA meeting, volunteering in the car line, or advocating for schools at a City Council meeting.
They attend graduations, school carnivals, EL summer classes and greenpower events.
They meet with legislators and city leaders to discuss school issues, undergo board training and attend conferences away from their family.
Each board member is appointed to staggered five-year terms. Since the formation of Madison City Schools in 1998, our MCS Board of Education members have elected not to receive compensation so that their work is done in the true nature of public service.
The Board works with the superintendent in the overall governance of the school district, in setting the strategic plan and vision for the school system, and establishes policies as part of its governance role.
Board members are highly engaged in our school system - each member having had or currently has children attending school in Madison. Board members actively participate on numerous committees and are present at numerous school and district activities throughout the school year.
Let’s all take the time this month to give them thanks for all that they do.
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