Land O’Lakes, FL -- Pasco County School Board Members Colleen Beaudoin and Alison Crumbley were recognized for earning the Certified Board Member distinction by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) at the Pasco County School District office in Land O’Lakes, FL yesterday. Carol Cook, Leadership Services Consultant for FSBA, presented the recipients with their award.
To earn this distinction, members must complete 96 hours of training in 3 different content areas. The bulk of this training falls under Boardsmanship, School Finance, Policy Governance, Personnel and Bargaining, Curriculum and Instruction, State/Federal Legislative Processes, and School Law.
“The Certified Board Member distinction recognizes individual school board members who have developed a high level of boardsmanship skills and knowledge. The program’s 96 hours of training are designed to help board members develop valuable leadership skills,” said FSBA Executive Director and former CBM recipient, Andrea Messina. “We expect school board members who earn the CBM distinction to have a positive and lasting impact on their school boards.”
The Certified Board Member (CBM) Distinction is one of several leadership development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities. More information about all FSBA leadership development offerings and recipients can be found on their website, www.fsba.org.