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Marion County School Board and Superintendent Renew Master Board Distinction

AUG. 12, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

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MARION COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT RENEW

MASTER BOARD DISTINCTION

 

MARION COUNTY – The Marion County School Board members and superintendent were recognized for renewing “Master Board” distinction by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) earlier this week.

To earn this distinction, a majority of the district’s board members and the superintendent must be present for 20 training hours including a Master Board Forum. 

The leadership curriculum offers meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the five pillars of the FSBA Governance Model: vision, accountability, policy, community leadership and relationships.  Marion County previously earned the Master Board distinction, and because their leadership team only changed by one new member this last election cycle, they were eligible to participate in a reinstatement program requiring seven training hours.

“FSBA’s Master Board program is designed to ensure that a school board and superintendent can work effectively, efficiently, and collectively as a governance team while maintaining a focus on student learning and factors contributing to the success of schools,” said FSBA Executive Director Andrea Messina.

 “These board-superintendent teams have shown their commitment to alignment of a shared vision to ensure the desired results for their district,” she added.

The Master Board distinction is one of several leadership development programs offered by FSBA to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of policy-making job responsibilities.  

For more information, visit www.FSBA.org.

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Master Board Distinction Photo 

 

April Griffin (center), with the Florida School Boards Association, hands a “Master Board” distinction plaque to Marion County School Board Members (l-r)

Eric Cummings, Kelly King, and Nancy Thrower, along with Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett. Absent from photo is Board Member Allison Campbell.