PROCLAMATION ISSUED … Edon Northwest Local School District is joining other districts across the State of Ohio in designating January 2014 as School Board Recognition Month. While serving on a school board requires an unselfish devotion of time and service to carry on the district’s mission and business, members must also respond ~ on behalf of the community ~ to the educational needs of students as well. “Being a school board member will sometimes, I’m sure, become a great ‘thankless’ job; a job that can [at times] be ‘easy’ ~ until getting into some hard decisions,” shared Superintendent Ed Ewers. “Your dedication to the students of this District and willingness to serve as board members ~ something I know personally, not only as a parent of children in the District but certainly as an employee of the District ~ is greatly appreciated.” Comprising the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education are, from left, seated: Brad McCrea (serving since 2008), Aaron Hake (beginning first term) and standing: Dave Wehrle (beginning first term), Jamie Schaffter (beginning first term) and Dave Haase (serving since 2008). The Ohio School Boards Association annually celebrates School Board Recognition Month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. District residents are encouraged to publicly and privately thank board members for their dedicated service to its children.