Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor, presents the Board Leadership Award to The Vernon Board of Education
Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor, presents the Board Leadership Award to The Vernon Board of Education

VERNON, Conn. (December 2, 2013) – The Vernon Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Level One Leadership Award during the annual CABE / CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott on Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16. Accepting the award on behalf of the district were Board Members Laura Bush, David Kemp, Anne Fischer, and Dean Houle.

CABE believes that Boards of Education and Superintendents which exhibit the most effective leadership are characterized by their ability to work together as “teams.” The CABE Board Recognition Awards are designed to recognize Boards which work effectively in this manner. Boards which fulfill 22 of the following 34 Level One criteria, including a minimum of three in each area, earn the Level One CABE Board Leadership Award. These areas include: board leadership/student achievement, board member professional development, policy, community relations, and related organizational leadership.

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) is a statewide nonprofit educational administration organization whose membership includes Connecticut public school superintendents, assistant superintendents, central office administrative personnel, state department of education officials, and college and university professors. It provides educational and administrative leadership on a state and national level; it researches, gathers, and disseminates data and information necessary for the management and operation of effective school systems; it monitors state and federal legislative activity and strives to influence positive laws and regulations affecting the education of Connecticut's public school students; it provides personal support services for its members; it holds statewide conferences of interest to the educational community; and it is a strong voice and staunch advocate of quality public school education.

Bert December 05, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Congratulations to the Vernon BOE for receiving a Level 1 Leadership award from CABE. The comments made at the last BOE meeting by BOE member Michelle Arn belittling the importance of the award was disgusting. Why do that? I thought the idea was to try and build up the school system and imporve its reputation, not tear it down.


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