BES named 2022 CLAS School of Distinction

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Brewton Elementary School was named a “School of Distinction” for the second year during a special celebration held Monday in Prattville.
The honor was bestowed upon the school by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).
Brewton Elementary School was named to the elite group of schools representing State School Board District 1 for the honor that also included Foley High School, Gulf Shores High School and Gulf Shores Middle School.
Gulf Shores Middle School was received the highest honor as the 2022 CLAS Banner School.
During Monday’s presentation, CLAS recognized 32 Schools of Distinction across the eight State School Board Districts.
The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. Each school was nominated for this award by their superintendent with 208 school programs nominated statewide.
“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools which provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama. Further, the stakeholders at every school are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” commented Vic Wilson, Ed.D., executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).
Officials recognized the support from business and industry leaders in making the program a reality.
The program would not be possible without the generous sponsorship provided by American Fidelity Assurance, Bailey Education Group, Curriculum Associates, and Lathan Associates Architects, P.C. CLAS appreciates the invaluable support of these sponsors to the Banner School Awards program, officials said.
CLAS was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators. CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing public school/school system leaders. CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support. CLAS is the premier professional learning provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.

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