You've Met the Teachers...Now Meet the School Board!
Who are the members of the School Board? The current school board has 10 members. These individuals are all active members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and bring a wide variety of experiences to the board. Four of the members are teachers (2 retired from HTLS and 2 currently working Hillsborough Co. Schools). Other members have extensive experience in banking, military, property management, policy research, and/or office/administrative work. Each member has a unique and special relationship with the school. Seven of the members have children or grandchildren currently enrolled. Our board members are actively involved in the daily activities of HTLS as classroom volunteers and sponsoring/leading the after-school clubs. School board members routinely attend school events in an effort to provide support to the faculty, staff, administration, and students.
What Does the Board Do? There are many functions of our school board. We hold monthly meetings to conduct any business of the school and work closely with our administrators. Our main functions are to support and strengthen the school, establish the mission/vision for the school, oversee the programs/activities, develop a fiscally sound budget with the principal, participate in curriculum reviews, support and encourage our wonderful staff and help in support of the school as a mission of the church.
What Does HTLS Mean to Us? The Board members were asked what our school means to them. Here are some of the responses that we hope will reflect what our school means to parents as well.
- ”HTLS provides a learning environment that my children can thrive academically and personally through caring teachers that let the love of Christ show through their lessons.”
- “HTLS feels like a family. It's like finding a place that feels like home and provides Christian values.”
- “HTLS provides a great education in a Christian atmosphere.”
- “HTLS demonstrates a partnership between the parents, students, teachers to provide a safe environment with joyful learning for the students God has sent to us. We consider it a privilege to serve our Lord in this capacity.”
As a school board, we firmly believe what Proverbs 22:6 says is true and pray that through God’s hand our school is able to “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it”.