Two Shelby County Board Members have been recognized by the Alabama Association of School Boards for achieving levels in the AASB School Board Academy during the 2013-2014 Academy year, which ended June 30.
“We applaud their commitment to school board service demonstrated by their participation,” said AASB Executive Director Sally Howell.
Board member Jimmy Bice was honored for achieving Level II status. Peg Hill was honored for reaching Master level/third year status.
AASB’s School Board Academy provides ongoing training to school board members on important education, legal and governance issues. School board members are automatically enrolled in the School Board Member Academy and notified of face-to-face and online leadership development opportunities.
Academy participants can strive for four achievement levels (see chart below). Upon completing the academy, school board members who continue to develop their boardsmanship skills annually can attain the distinction of Master School Board Member and ultimately have their names added to the Masters Honor Roll.
25 hours. Receives a certificate sent to local board for presentation.
50 hours. Receives a certificate sent to local board for presentation.
75 hours. Receives a certificate sent to local board for presentation.
100 hours plus all eight core courses. Receives a plaque.
Level 4 plus 15 hours, including one additional core course. Receives a plaque that can be updated each year Master level is earned.
Earns Master level for five consecutive years. Receives a gold name badge and a Masters Honor Roll plate for the Master plaque.