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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Escambia School Board Achieves Master Certification Distinction for 2010

For only the second time in the history of the Escambia County School District, the sitting Board Members and Superintendent have become Master Board Certified by the Florida School Boards Association.

Over the last 15 months, the board, superintendent, and different representatives from the Florida School Boards Association have had multiple meetings and  training sessions.  The training totaled 22.5 hours on multiple subjects related to educational leadership.

At this morning's ceremony held at the Hyatt Tampa Bay Resort, the Escambia County School Board was recognized along with 5 other districts for achieving this certification this year.  Throughout Florida, a total of 30 districts of 67 (48%) are currently master board certified.

As a board, we may not always agree on every issue--but I respect each member of our district's leadership team;  I'm proud to serve with this group-- and very happy we were able to coordinate all of our hectic schedules in order to fulfill these certification requirements.  It was also very satisfying that all five board members and the superintendent were able to be together today in Tampa to receive the honor as a group.

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