Retired teachers, active volunteers
This week, Oct. 21 through 25, has been declared Kentucky Retired Teachers Week.
There is an old joke that says retired teachers don’t die, they just lose their class! Well, after losing their class, most Kentucky retired teachers are actively participating in many different fields of work and volunteering. Kentucky’s retired educators are among our community’s most tireless volunteers.
Statewide, they have logged more than 720,000 hours of community service in the past year that is worth more than $1.75 million. Locally, members of the Boyd County Retired Teachers Association (from Ashland, Fairview and Boyd County systems) also have contributed cleaning supplies to Clean Start and CAReS, nonperishable food to the Community Kitchen and school supplies to the Family Resource Centers.
These men and women cared about our students and community when they were active educators and that caring hasn’t stopped with retirement. Share a smile with a retired teacher this week. That is all the reward they need!
Jean Fraley, BCRTA, Ashland
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