Mehlville school board earns prestigious award from MSBA

The Mehlville Board of Education has been selected to receive the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s 2010 Education Leadership Team Award.

Just six of Missouri’s 523 public school district boards earned the prestigious award, which is based on those school boards’ outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development, to regional and statewide leadership, to active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools and to the successful implementation of education policy to improve their local school district, according to the MSBA.

School boards selected to receive the 2010 Education Leadership Team Award met the following criteria:

• All seven school board members in each awarded district have completed the required 16 hours of training from MSBA.

• At least two board members in each awarded district have attained the advanced level of certification from MSBA.

• At least one board member in each awarded district has attained the master’s level of certification, MSBA’s highest certification distinction.

• Representatives from each awarded district attended MSBA’s 2009 annual conference.

• Representatives from each awarded district attended either MSBA’s 2009 spring regional or 2009 fall regional meetings.

• Representatives from each awarded district attended MSBA’s 2009 Legislative Forum in Jefferson City.

• Each awarded district had representative participation in MSBA’s Delegate Assembly.

• Each awarded district participates in MSBA’s policy services and has conducted a policy review in the last year.

Recipients of the 2010 Education Leadership Team Award will be recognized at MSBA’s Leadership Summit next month in Columbia.