Waxahachie Mayor David Hill proclaimed January 2020 as School Board Recognition Month to honor the seven members of the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees.

Hill presented the proclamation to the Board during its regular meeting on Jan. 13.

“I, David Hill, mayor of the city of Waxahachie, along with the entire City Council, do hereby declare my appreciation to the members of Waxahachie ISD School Board and proclaim the month of January 2020 as School Board Recognition month,” said Hill as he read the proclamation from the podium. “And urge all citizens to join me in recognizing the dedication and the hard work of the local school board members and in working with them to mold the education system that meets the needs of both today ‘s and tomorrow’s children.”

The elected public officials, in governing the city’s public schools, work to ensure the school district is responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of the community.

The Board is responsible for an annual budget of $92,438,918, almost 9,500 students, about 1,450 employees and 15 campuses, the district said.

With the theme for this year’s celebration being “Launching the next generation,” the district purchased the children’s book “Go for the moon” for each of its elementary school libraries in honor of the board members. A Spanish language book about space was also purchased for the dual language education campuses.

“Thank you so much for everything that you do,” said District Spokesperson Jenny Bridges as she addressed the Board. “You’re very much appreciated.”