Batesburg-Leesville, SC - A Board of Trustees member for Lexington County School District Three has earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2019–2020 Boardmanship Institute. Frances Bouknight reached Level Three by earning 100 points within two consecutive years or less. Mrs. Bouknight, who was recognized at the August 11th Board of Trustees meeting, received a certificate and gold pin from the SCSBA for her achievements.
The SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help school 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, the SCSBA recognized 126 school board members for reaching one of six levels for the 2019–2020 year. The SCSBA is a statewide professional organization serving as a source of information, training and advocacy for the state’s 79 school district boards, county boards and state special schools.