State award earned by Meade 46-1 School Board for efforts to enhance knowledge

News StaffSeptember 22, 2022Local
State award earned by Meade 46-1 School Board for efforts to enhance knowledge

PIERRE, S.D. – Meade School Board members were honored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota for their collective efforts to enhance their knowledge of school board work throughout the 2021-22 school year.

The Meade School Board earned a Gold level award in ASBSD’s statewide board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead and awards points for a board’s collective participation in activities and trainings related to school board work and for demonstrating leadership in public education at the local, state and national level, throughout the previous school year.

To earn the Gold level award, the Meade School Board accumulated 755 points.

“School boards take on different tasks and face new challenges every year and the Meade School Board members put in a lot of work to further their knowledge of and learn new things about school board work that will be a great benefit to their district,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said.

“They’ve put in time and effort to better themselves and deserve this recognition.”

In 2021-22 a record 91 public school boards – more than 60 percent of the public boards in South Dakota – earned an ALL award. This is the Meade School Board’s fifth ALL award, which includes three consecutive Gold level awards.

“South Dakota public school boards do amazing work and put in a great deal of effort for their students, staff and community members and for more than 90 of them to earn this honor is a testament to that effort,” Pogany said.

“That the Meade School Board has earned this award multiple times shows that year-in and year-out this group strives to excel in their work as school board members.”

ASBSD is a private, non-profit association representing more than 850 South Dakota school board members, the 149 schools they govern and the students they serve.