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EPS Celebrates School Board Recognition Month


Posted Date: 01/11/2021

EPS Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools.

"Providing Enid’s children with a quality education is the most important investment we can make," said Dr. Darrell Floyd, Superintendent of Enid Public Schools. "School Board Recognition Month is a time to say thank you to board members for selflessly volunteering their time and talent to our students and staff.”

School board members across the state develop policies and make tough decisions regarding complex educational and social issues that impact the entire community. EPS board members bear responsibility for an annual budget of $77 million, over 7,400 students, 1,037 employees and 17 schools.

"School board members make critical decisions that affect every aspect of student success," notes Floyd. "Through their work, they preserve the core of our democracy - public education."

The men and women serving on the EPS Board, and the year they began their service, are Colin Abernathy, 2013; Rev. Joe Blackwood, 2020; Frank Nelson, 2020; Matt Sampson, 2014; Torry Turnbow, 2014; Kyle Whitehead, 2012; and Vance Air Force Base honorary member Col. Anthony Smith, 2019.