Before he gave the oath of office to the five appointed members of the new board of the Normandy Schools Collaborative Tuesday, state school board vice president Mike Jones also gave them some advice.
First, he told them that what they are doing is not community service, it is public service.
“The community is always grateful for your service,” Jones said. “The public always is not.”
Then, he noted that while the Missouri state school board may have confirmed their appointments, the big job ahead is theirs.