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Broken Arrow Board of Education members to be honored this month

John Cockrell, Steve Allen, Dr. Janet Vinson, Brandy Roulet, Jerry Denton and Steve Majors

This month is School Board Recognition Month – a time designated to salute the work of more than 2,700 elected school board members for their untiring dedication to public education.

“At Broken Arrow Public Schools, we are privileged to have five committed individuals who play a vital role in serving our students, staff and community,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Vinson said.

The five members are Steve Allen, President; Steve Majors, Vice President; Brandy Roulet, Clerk; John Cockrell, Deputy Clerk; and Jerry Denton, Member.

“Each of these public servants develop policies and make tough decisions on complex education and social issues impacting the entire community,” Vinson said. “They bear the responsibility for oversight of a $138 million budget, which serves more than 19,000 students and 2,000 district employees. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy – volunteer public service, all for the love of our schools and children.”

The Board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates, adhering to Oklahoma and federal laws, and balancing the unique needs of the community. As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges, contributing hundreds of hours each year to effectively lead the district.

“I hope each of you will help me take a moment to express appreciation for each of them and the time and effort they invest in improving our district,” Vinson said.

Learn more about each member by visiting www.baschools.org/BoardofEducation.