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Posted Date: 01/06/2021



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 our community's children with a solid education is the most important investment we can make," said Kevin Mann, Superintendent. “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to say thank you and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected board members."

In Tupelo Public School, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $3.2 million, 250 students, 42 employees and 9 buildings.

"School board members make critical decisions that affect Oklahoma children and oversee billions in educational expenditures," notes Mann. "They preserve the core of our democracy-public education."

The men and women serving on Tupelo Public Schools Board of Education are:

Larry Beach, Josh Sanders, Karrie Watson, Tracy Dailey, and Brad Gould. We thank them for their service.