School board receives statewide Board of Distinction Award

School board receives statewide Board of Distinction Award
Posted on 11/01/2017
Anacortes School Board

The Anacortes School Board recently earned the 2017 Board of Distinction award from the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) for their excellent work and commitment to both students and community. This is fourth time that Anacortes has been honored.

Twenty-two school boards statewide were named out of 295 districts. Anacortes and Mount Vernon were both recognized from Skagit County.

The award honors the district’s dedication in many areas including staff training, community engagement and efforts to close the achievement gap – all connected to standards for effective school boards.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from WSSDA,” said Board President Bobbilyn Hogge “This reflects the hard work of staff each and every day to support students and a real commitment on behalf of the district to affect growth.”

Board members, including student representatives, will travel with Superintendent Mark Wenzel to Bellevue for the annual WSSDA conference later this month to receive the award.

“Research shows that effective school boards have a significant impact on student learning,” said Wenzel. “We are very fortunate in Anacortes to have a board that sets high expectations for all of us, reviews data carefully to monitor progress, and provides the support we need to get results. These are volunteer board members who really go above and beyond to support our students’ learning and growth.” 

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