Monday, July 12, 2010

District School Board of Pasco County Earns Prestigious State Certification

The District School Board of Pasco County has recently been recognized as one of 19 school districts in the state of Florida to earn Certified Board distinction from the Florida School Board’s Association. The Certified Board Program recognizes the culmination of the majority of a Board’s membership earning Certified Board Member status. Board Vice-Chairperson, Joanne Hurley, recently received this important designation, enabling the District School Board of Pasco County to qualify for prestigious Certified Board distinction. 

The Certified Board Member Program is an extensive professional development system that requires a minimum of 96 hours of targeted training in various areas of school district governance. “Mrs. Hurley’s timely completion of this rigorous professional development program is a testament to her unwavering dedication to our school system and her impressive service to our community,” stated Chairman Allen Altman, as he presented her award last week.   

Certified Boards work efficiently as a governing group while prioritizing student achievement.  “Attainment of this certification is symbolic of our Board’s ongoing efforts to secure a solid foundation for student success,” stated School Board Chairman Allen Altman.  This unique honor isreflective of a Board’s ongoing commitment to excellence and its progressive vision for the future.   “I commend each of our Board members for their efforts to achieve this important certification.  By working together and continuing to provide strong leadership, we can ensure that all students reach their highest potential,” remarked Superintendent Heather Fiorentino.