A Message from Superintendent, Greg Helmer Greg Helmer - 2015-2016

Dear Community of Mona Shores Public Schools,

Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are deeply rooted in U.S. tradition.  It’s the foundation on which our democracy was built.  Today local school boards continue to do some of the most important work of their communities—that of educating our youth.

The Board of Education ensures that schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate for continuous improvement in student learning.  The job of a school board member is rewarding, but the decisions made at the table are not always easy, and the thanks few and far between.  We often forget about the personal sacrifices school board members make.  The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend helping to move our schools forward.  Now’s the time to thank our Board of Education for their untiring efforts.

School board members come from a variety of backgrounds, yet they share a common goal—helping students achieve in school and life.  They continually advocate for the children of our state, and in the past year school board members made countless passionate pleas to legislators, speaking out against budget cuts and pushing for smart reforms that help our students.

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month.  This is a time to show our appreciation and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare our students for college, career, and life.  In January, please join me in thanking our Board of Education, our elected officials, who provide grassroots governance of our public schools.

I could not be more pleased to work with such a great group of caring, collaborative, and engaged Board of Education.  It should be refreshing to know that our Board of Education serves their role incredibly well and is focused on being the premier PreK-12 educational destination in the county, state, and nation.

Sailing Forward,


Greg Helmer
Superintendent, Mona Shores Public Schools
(231) 780-4751  Ext. 8201
Email:  helmerg@monashores.net
Website:  www.monashores.net
Twitter:  @HelmerGreg

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