Recognition celebrates volunteer contributions

April 28, 2015 08:16 AM
Coolidge Elementary kindergarten students entertain guests under the direction of Amy Hanisch.

The District recognized school volunteers with a special program on April 27. The event featured the introduction of the 2015 Volunteer Hall of Fame - including a representative from each school’s volunteer workforce – as well as entertainment from Coolidge Elementary School kindergarten students. In thanking the volunteers, Board of Education President Mary Meisterling spoke of her experiences as a school volunteer.

During the 2013-14 school year, 7,240 volunteers – of all ages – contributed a reported 131,881 hours to support students and teachers. This is about the same as the District having paid 122 paraprofessionals to work six hours every school day.

“From classroom mentors to activity boosters, community volunteers have been stepping up to support students and staff in our District for all of its 160-year history,” said Marcia Hughes, Community Relations Supervisor and Coordinator of the District’s Volunteer Services Program. “The spirit of volunteerism pulses through our schools. It is a tradition we are proud to celebrate.”

2015 Volunteer Hall of Fame

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