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Board of Education earns TSBA Board of Distinction honor

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education is being honored by the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) for its efforts to effectively govern public schools for more than 28,000 students.

TSBA will present its prestigious Board of Distinction Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by the entire school board, at a public board meeting to highlight the accomplishments of Clarksville-Montgomery County’s elected education leaders. The award will be presented by Gracie Porter, Davidson County Chairman and Mid-Cumberland District Director at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education meeting in August.

Made up of seven members, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education includes Josh Baggett, Ernest Brockman, Eula Gardner Dowdy, Jimmie M. Garland, George Giles, Horace Murphy, Jr., and Carol A. Smithson.

“The Tennessee School Boards Association believes it is important to recognize individual school board member accomplishments, but it is also important to recognize outstanding performance by school boards as corporate units,” TSBA Executive Director Tammy Grissom said. “TSBA’s Board of Distinction Program is designed to recognize those school boards that meet the highest levels of achievement in the areas of planning, policy, promotion and board development. We are extremely proud of the Clarksville- Montgomery Board of Education for its demonstrated commitment to effectively serving today’s students and taxpayers while planning for the future.”

To qualify, boards must complete meet specific standards in the four areas of emphasis within a two-year period. Specific requirements for the award include conducting a superintendent evaluation, developing a five-year plan, participating in a board retreat, conducting an annual review of all board policies, being represented at the TSBA Delegate Assembly, adopting the TSBA Code of Ethics and participating in a board self-evaluation.

Recipients of the award are presented with a plaque to display in their central office. Designation as a Board of Distinction is given for two years, after which the board may submit another entry for continued Board of Distinction status.

About The Tennessee School Boards Association

Tennessee School Boards AssociationThe Tennessee School Boards Association, a statewide, nonprofit organization, is a federation of all the state’s local school boards. It serves as an advocate for the interests of Tennessee’s nearly one million public school students and 136 school districts.


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