Humboldt County Office of Education: HCOE Recognizes County’s School Boards

HCOE Recognizes County’s School Boards

HCOE Recognizes County’s School Boards

The Humboldt County Board of Education (left to right): Thom McMahon, Robert Siekmann, Mary Scott, Loretta Eckenrode, Superintendent Michael Davies-Hughes. Not pictured: Sheila Rocker Heppe

Humboldt County, CA – The Humboldt County Office of Education is proud to join more than 1,000 local educational agencies in the state in recognizing the contributions of school board members during School Board Recognition Month. In this time of unprecedented challenges in nearly every sector of life, board members across Humboldt County have worked tirelessly to support student learning and mental wellness in our schools.

“Board members are our elected representatives and a vital link between Humboldt’s 31 school districts, and their communities,” said Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools Michael Davies-Hughes. “The board sets the foundation and vision for the district, directs resources where they are most needed, and ensures accountability to the community by monitoring progress toward goals. Their end goal, of course, is to support and elevate student achievement.”

During this challenging year, school boards across Humboldt County have worked to close the digital divide, manage facilities upkeep, provide food services for children even when they are not in school, direct resources to students most in need, and provide social-emotional support.

“I hope you will join me in saluting our hard-working school board members for their support of our students through effective policies and for their continuing advocacy for more resources at the state level,” said Superintendent Davies-Hughes.