Tampa, FL—Four Public School Boards were recognized by the Florida School Boards Association at the Annual Summer Conference this week in Tampa, FL for earning the Master Board distinction. Hamilton, Okeechobee, and St. Johns received their award in front of over 200 peers and education leaders from across the state during the conference luncheon. Walton County will receive their award in district at a meeting in July.
To earn this distinction, a majority of the district’s board members and the superintendent must be present for 22 training hours including a Master Board Forum. The leadership curriculum is designed to offer meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the four pillars of the FSBA Governance Model: vision, structure, accountability, and advocacy.
“FSBA’s Master Board program is designed to ensure that a school board and superintendent can work effectively, efficiently, and collectively as a governance team while maintaining a focus on student learning and factors contributing to the success of schools. These board-superintendent teams have shown their commitment to alignment of a shared vision to ensure the desired results for their district,” commented FSBA Executive Director, Andrea Messina.
Hamilton County was also recognized as a Gold Star Master Board for having perfect attendance at all training events.
The Master Board Distinction is one of several professional development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.
More information about all FSBA professional development offerings and recipients can be found at http://fsba.org/professional-development.