Nebo re­ceives Mas­ter Boards Award for fourth year in a row

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Lana Hiskey

For the fourth year in a row, the Nebo School District Board of Education has been pre­sented with the Mas­ter Boards Award from the Utah School Boards As­so­ci­a­tion.

“It is my great plea­sure as gov­er­nor to con­grat­u­late your board for re­ceiv­ing the Mas­ter Boards Award for 2016,” said Utah Gov. Gary Her­bert. This pres­ti­gious award rec­og­nizes ex­cel­lence in lead­ing pub­lic schools in your neigh­bor­hoods and strength­en­ing com­mu­ni­ties across the state through your ef­forts. As lead­ers in Utah, it is crit­i­cal that we work to­gether to en­sure high achieve­ment for ev­ery stu­dent.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Nebo School Board of Education: Pres­i­dent Kris­ten Betts, Vice Pres­i­dent Shan­non Acor, Rick Ainge, Randy Boothe, Chris­tine Ri­ley, Dean Row­ley and KL Tis­chner as well as Su­per­in­ten­dent Rick Nielsen and Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tor Tracy Olsen.

Re­search shows that highly ef­fec­tive boards boost stu­dent achieve­ment. Boards of education should be the “up front” lead­ers of pub­lic education. They are charged with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of cre­at­ing the con­di­tions within their school dis­tricts that will en­able stu­dents to meet more rig­or­ous knowl­edge and per­for­mance stan­dards. This means boards tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for re­sults even as they hold oth­ers in the school district ac­count­able. This means that boards ar­tic­u­late the ed­u­ca­tional mis­sion of the district and garner the pub­lic sup­port and re­sources needed to achieve that mis­sion.

“The Mas­ter Boards Award is an­other great in­di­ca­tor of what a com­mit­ted, stu­dent-cen­tered board of education we have in Nebo School District,” said Nebo School District Su­per­in­ten­dent Rick Nielsen. “Our Nebo School Board of Education is com­mit­ted to in­crease stu­dent learn­ing. The board is knowl­edge­able of prac­tices re­quired to pro­vide vi­sion and pol­icy di­rec­tion to en­sure the suc­cess of stu­dents and em­ploy­ees of Nebo School District.”

For this pur­pose, the Five Star Mas­ter of Board­man­ship Award has been de­signed to help and en­cour­age boards to be­come highly ef­fec­tive boards of education. There are five ar­eas of achieve­ment to be­come a five-star board.

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