School board recognition
Photo by Daniel Laverty
Re-5J Board of Education members (left to right) John Bruce, Carolyn Breninger, Don Wilson, Janelle Howell and Duane Shable stand with their recognition awards at the board’s Jan. 9 meeting. Prior to presenting the awards, Re-5J Superintendent Martin Foster announced that January was “Board of Education Recognition Month” and thanked each member for their service. At the meeting, the board decided to spend about $70,000 on security equipment for the schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Connecticut. To read the story, see page 2 of this week’s issue.