The Sherman City Council voted to recognize the local school board during its meeting Tuesday.

The council proclaimed January as “School Board Recognition Month” in Sherman, a designation that’s also made yearly by the Texas Association of School Boards.

“Local school board members work closely with parents, educational professionals and other community members to create the educational vision we want for our students,” Deputy Mayor Pam Howeth read from the proclamation. “Local school board members are responsible for ensuring the structure that provides a solid foundation for our school system. Local school board members are strong advocates for public education and are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public’s expectations to the district.”

Howeth then presented a copy of the proclamation to Sherman Independent School District Superintendent David Hicks and board President Tim Millerick.

“I would just say on behalf of the school board, thank you for this public recognition,” Millerick said. “I know the team of eight that we represent in Sherman is a pleasure for us to be in this role. Our partnership with the city council the last couple of years has been impeccable. It’s been great for the city of Sherman and we look forward to a continued partnership with you all.”