By Sean Duke on
Published on: 10/26/2018 9:35 AM
For 2018, 34 school boards applied to the Boards of Distinction program. Not only is 34 the largest number of applicants ever, it is the fourth year in a row that applications have increased.
“I think it went very, very well,” said Colleen Miller, director of leadership development services at the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). “The whole point of the program is to encourage use of the Washington School Board standards, which positively influence student achievement. So, to see more boards applying is wonderful.”
Twenty-nine of the 34 boards were successful with their application. In addition to collecting general information, the application requires two written essays that must be supported by evidence. Examples of evidence include...