School Board officials statewide earn honors

Published 4:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Escambia County School Board, Brewton City School Board and Stephanie Walker, director of District 1 School Board have all earned the Alabama Association of School Board’s President’s Award for 2010-11.
The awards are presented each year and are based on the attendance of members of the school board’s at training sessions.
In order to be eligible, school board members have to have attended at least three School Board Member Academy conferences in a year.
The awards will be given to 49 school boards across the state.
Billy Hines, superintendent for Escambia County’s school system, said he was proud of the effort shown by members of the school board in the county.
“We have to have at least a 60 percent attendance by our board members for us to receive this award,” Hines said. “This is the second year we have received the award and I am very proud that we have board members who will take the initiative to be so concerned about the school to spend their time attending these sessions.”
Lynn Smith, superintendent for Brewton City Schools, said members of The Brewton City School Board have been on the list of award winners for several years.
“To win the award requires a certain amount of time to attend sessions and courses,” Smith said. “We have some good members on the board who are always ready to do whatever they need to do. They do a great job.”
Stephanie Walker could not be reached for comment, but she serves as director of District 1 which also includes school boards in Baldwin, Conecuh, Mobile and Washington counties; and in Chickasaw, Satsuma, Thomasville and the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science board.
A dinner will be held on Aug. 23 at the Saraland High School for the presentation of awards and plaques for District 1.