Mehlville Board of Education receives awards

Mehlville Board of Education receives awards
Posted on 06/19/2019
The Mehlville Board of Education received the 2019 Governance Team Award from the Missouri School Boards' Association. The Mehlville Board received the award for their outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development in areas such as student achievement, school law and finance, board operations and contemporary issues in education. 

The award also recognizes the board's commitment to regional and statewide leadership and to active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools and the students they serve.

To receive the award, school boards must meet the following criteria.
  • All seven school board members in each awarded district have completed the Essential certification from MSBA.
  • The district is fully accredited. 
  • At least two board members in each awarded district have attained the Advanced level of certification from MSBA.
  • At least one board member in each awarded district has attained the Master’s level of certification.
  • At least a quorum of the board and the superintendent attended the 2018 MSBA Annual Conference and a regional meeting during the past year. 
  • A representative attended the 2019 MSBA Legislative Forum. 
  • Each awarded district had representative participation in MSBA’s Delegate Assembly.

Mehlville Board president achieves Master Certification 
Kevin SchartnerKevin Schartner, president of the Mehlville Board of Education, achieved Master Certification from Missouri School Boards’ Association. 

The certification program helps school board members develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective educational leaders in their communities. All newly elected board members must complete a basic 16-hour Essential Training program required by state law. The Master Certification requires fulfillment of the Essential and Advanced level training. Those achieving Master Certification also must accumulate at least 40 hours of training credit, read two books related to school board service, attend at least two MSBA meetings within the year, and write a brief reflection paper that connects the subjects they have studied to the governance practices of the school district they serve.

The 2019 Governance Team Award winners and board members who achieved Master Certification were recognized on June 8 during the MSBA Leadership Summit in St. Charles.

Photos
Top: Mehlville Board of Education receives the 2019 Governance Team Award. (L-R): MSBA Executive Director Melissa Randol; Kevin Schartner, Mehlville Board President; Tori Behlke, Mehlville Board Director; Jean Pretto, Mehlville Board Director; Larry Felton, Mehlville Board Vice President; MSBA President Mike Pratte
Bottom: Mehlville Board President Kevin Schartner receives Master Certification. (L-R): MSBA Executive Director Melissa Randol; Kevin Schartner, Mehlville Board President; MSBA President Mike Pratte
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