Columbia, SC — The South Carolina School Boards Association recently recognized three Lexington County School District One board members, Michael E. Anderson, Anne Marie Green and Grady V. Harmon Jr., for reaching Level Two in the association’s 2016–2017 Boardmanship Institute.
They did this by earning 40 points within one year and received a certificate and silver pin.
SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national education issues. Workshops focus on school law, advocacy and legislation, improving board operations, leadership for improving student achievement, and other timely topics.
Board members can achieve up to six levels of recognition by earning points that are accrued annually from July through June for participation in statewide conferences and training provided onsite in their district.
Statewide, SCSBA recognized 147 school board members for reaching one of six levels for the 2016–2017 year with certificates of achievement and a lapel pin designated their level of accomplishment in the institute.
Each year, about 80 percent of board members statewide attend at least one training session.
SCSBA is the statewide professional organization serving as a source of information, training and advocacy for the state’s 81 school district boards, county boards and state special schools.