Board members honored
Published 10:20 pm Monday, August 3, 2009
from staff reports
Four school board members in Escambia County and Brewton have been honored for advancing to the next level in the Alabama Association of School Boards’ School Board Member Academy.
From Escambia County, Mike Goolsby advanced to Level IV, which requires 100 training hours and eight core curriculum courses, and Willie J. Grissett and Richard Hawthorne advanced to Master Level, which requires 15 training hours and one core curriculum course.
From Brewton, Lillie Dove achieved the Master’s Honor Roll, which requires competition of all four levels plus five consecutive years of earning Master Level at any point during the members’ tenure on the board.
The academy, an ongoing “school for board members” founded in 1986, has four achievement levels based on the number of credit hours board members earn by attending conferences and workshops in eight key areas: roles and responsibilities; policy and planning; financial accountability; the optimal learning environment; academic achievement; staff development; board meetings and school law; and community engagement.
Board members who complete the academy’s four levels and continue their commitment to training can earn the distinction of Master School Board Member.