Local School Board Director Honored

David McDeavitt presents Bob McGinnis with plaque for his years of service on school board.

Long-term school directors are being honored across the state by the Pennsylvania School Board Association at local school board meeting. School directors are recognized for years of service ranging from 8 to 52 years.

Robert McGinnis, a member of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School Board, received recognition for 24 years of services. He was presented a plaque adding him to the PSBA "Honor Roll of School Board Service".

David McDeavitt, Superintendent of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District, provided Mr. McGinnis with the PSBA plaque and thanked him for his enduring support of the district. He also added that Mr. McGinnis exemplifies what a school board member in Pennsylvania should be, a person of character and sound judgment.

PSBA President Dr. Marcela Diaz Myers, Lower Dauphin SD school director, spoke about the recipients and their years of dedicated volunteer service to children, the community and public education.

"School directors continually are spending more of their personal time on school-related activities," she said. "Fifty-four percent of them devote 16 hours or more a month to school board business. That shows a real commitment on their part."

According to Myers, these individuals put in, on the average, about two-and-a-half working days per month of non-paid, volunteer service as school directors.

"They exemplify leadership and dedication, giving unselfishly to their communities, students and the public schools," she said. "Their efforts, along with those of their fellow board member, reflect their dedication to giving our children the opportunity to gain knowledge through the best educational system possible."

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