School board members participate in state training
Three board members in Florence School District 1 – Caulder, Chapman, McIver – recently earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2014-2015 Boardsmanship Institute. SCSBA Boardsmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national educational 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.
• Trisha C. Caulder, and E.J. McIver reached Level Three by earning 100 points within two consecutive years or less. Level Three recipients receive a certificate and gold pin.
• Bryan Chapman reached Level One by earning 25 points within one year. Level One recipients receive a certificate.
Statewide, SCSBA recognized 154 school board members for reaching one of six levels for the 2014-2015 year with certificates of achievement and a lapel pin designated their level of accomplishment in the institute. Each year, about 80 percent of board members statewide attend at least one training session. SCSBA is the statewide professional organization serving as a source of information, training and advocacy for the state’s 81 school district boards, county boards and state special schools.