Yukon’s elected school leaders are being recognized this month for their volunteer service.
January is observed annually as “School Board Appreciation Month” in Yukon.
Yukon Public Schools has a five-member Board of Education that establishes policies and regulations that govern the district.
YPS board members are Suzanne Cannon (post #1), Leonard Wells (post #2), Chris Cunningham (post #3), Brian Coulson (post #4), Cody Sanders (post #5).
Wells is the board president, Coulson is vice president, Cannon is clerk, Sanders is deputy clerk, and Cunningham is member.
Board of Education members are elected to serve staggered, five-year terms.
YPS board members are unpaid volunteers. They work with the community to improve student achievement across the school district.
The Yukon school board is responsible for:
- Employing the superintendent
- Adopting district policies, curriculum and budget
- Overseeing facilities issues; and
- Adopting collective bargaining agreements
The YPS Board of Education derives its power from the state Department of Education.
The board regularly meets monthly – usually at 6 p.m. on the first meeting of the month – inside the YPS Administration Building, 600 Maple.
All meetings are open to the public, and patrons are always welcome to attend and provide input.