JPS Board of Education Honors Long-Time Member Laurel Lucas

Jamestown Public Schools’ Board of Education honored one of their own during a recent Board meeting. Laurel Lucas, who will be leaving the Board at the end of June, was honored for her 13 years of service. Mrs. Lucas was given a plaque recognizing her service and a watch from her fellow board members.

“Laurel is such a treasure for Jamestown and its community,” said JPS Board of Education President, Joe DiMaio. “She is a true Red Raider and a great supporter of Jamestown Schools. She has given so much back to her community and we thank her for all of her dedication and hard work over the years to the school district.”

Over her 13 years on the Board of Education, Mrs. Lucas has served in many capacities including Board Vice President for two years. She has also been involved in numerous board committees and has enjoyed her time volunteering for the Board.

“There are also good times and difficult times but I have loved serving on the Board,” said Mrs. Lucas. “We are so fortunate to have a good administration staff, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff in this district. I know that our kids are in good hands. I thank everyone for the opportunity to serve on the Board.”

The school district appreciates Mrs. Lucas’ service and dedication.

“Mrs. Lucas is leaving us in June. We will have a new Board member to take her place, but who will not fill her shoes,” said JPS Superintendent Tim O. Mains. “Mrs. Lucas has made unique contributions.  Her deep care, concern and commitment to making sure that we have a top-notch district will be missed. We thank Mrs. Lucas for her 13 years of volunteer service to JPS.”

posted on 06/19/2015 - filed under: Board of Education, Community, Spotlight