Thank a School Board Member!
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Thank a School Board Member


January is School Board Recognition Month and Etoile ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.


School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child.  In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Etoile ISD for an annual budget of $ 1.8 million; 142 students, in grades PK through Eighth; more than 25 employees;


Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren.


We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families.   These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future.


Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success!

Jeremy “Tator” Chapel, Member

Carolyn Gartman, Vice-President

Erma Harvey, Member

Kenneth Holliman, Secretary

Edward LeBlanc, Member

Gayle Riley, President

David Wheeler, Member





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