This week, the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog features a piece written by Peggy Zugibe, a school board member of the Haverstraw-Stony Point School District, a member of the Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and a board of director for the New York State School Boards Association.
Though its an unpaid and largely thankless job, Zugibe writes, she loves being a board member for one of the most important public institution’s in America. Schools and school boards are the cornerstone of democracy and, as such, must be upheld, she notes.
The column is the latest in a series of entries by school board members from across the country, including:
“How I was bullied at school” by Dana Smith, a school board member of the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York.
“The problem school boards have with the public” by Michael Rochholz, board president of the Schoolcraft Community Schools in Schoolcraft, Mich. and member of the Michigan Association of School Boards.