Even though it is only August, the days are getting noticeably shorter and the leaves are already turning colors. That must mean that fall is sneaking up on us.
In order for a school to operate, it takes the dedication of many other various individuals, including school bus drivers, custodians, coaches, and others. We also cannot forget the school administration that is helping oversee the process and ensure that the school is functioning as best it can. Not only are all of these positions essential to the operation and logistics of the school day, but they are also there to build a nurturing environment for our young people.
The academic success of students from kindergarten through senior year adds to the long-term sustainability of our state. It is important that we continue to invest our time, money, and resources into them so that we are certain they have the confidence and abilities needed to succeed in the future. Surely, this is an investment that will pay off.
The community that a child encounters at school should not only be a welcoming and safe environment for the student, but it should be a partner with their parents and families. I truly feel that the education of a young person starts at home and continues to develop in coordination with educational institutions. Not only are the students and staffs at schools working hard, but the students’ parents are putting in a lot of time and effort also.
As we start the 2012-2013 school year, I encourage everyone to thank the people who work at their child’s particular school. I also wish all of the students in Ashtabula County and northern Trumbull County success and look forward to meeting many of you as I visit your classrooms.