Washington High School

The Washington School District will receive the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2018 Governance Team Award.

Recipients will be formally recognized at MSBA’s Leadership Summit in Osage Beach next month. The awards will be presented during the Leadership Summit Awards Luncheon Saturday, June 2, at Tan-Tar-A Resort.

The recognition, achieved by only 20 of Missouri’s 518 public school districts this year, is based on the outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development, regional and statewide leadership, and active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools by the school board and superintendent.

MSBA said school boards and superintendents that receive this award demonstrate the value of ongoing learning for continuous improvement.

“The Governance Award shows how much the school board gets involved in professional learning activities, public education advocacy and so much more,” said Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer. “I appreciate their efforts in so many ways.”

VanLeer said the Washington School Board is very active, which has positioned them to be recognized for these worthy awards.

“They’ve participated locally in district committee work, most notably in the areas of safety, strategic planning, pathways and facilities,” she said. “They also attend conferences and grow as a team.”

To receive the award, all seven school board members have obtained Essential CBM (certified board member) certification from MSBA (or were grandfathered from the requirement).

Additionally, at least two board members must have attained the Advanced CBM level of certification from MSBA, and at least one board member has attained the master’s level of certification from MSBA.

Other requirements include having a quorum of the board and superintendent at the MSBA’s 2017 Annual Conference, and at least three board members and the superintendent (or other central office administrator) must have attended the 2018 MSBA Spring Regional Meeting.

The district representative also must have attended MSBA’s 2018 Legislative Forum and a board representative must have participated in MSBA’s 2017 Delegate Assembly.