By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
The Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) recognized 11 locally-elected school board trustees at the Montana Conference of Education Leadership (MCEL) held in Billings last week.
MTSBA awards the Marvin Heintz Award annually to those trustees who have reached the pinnacle of trustee training and leadership by amassing 36 points in the School Board Academy trustee certification program.
Trustees must have received the equivalent of six years certification or approximately 110 hours of training, and those who qualify have truly shown their commitment to educational leadership.
This year, Conrad’s own Carole Jones was one of the 11 recipients of the Marvin Heintz Awards.
“Since getting on the school board almost six years ago, Carole has been passionate about the success of all the students in our district,” said Superintendent Craig Barringer. “This award is well-deserved because she has spent many hours of her own time learning about the responsibilities of her position on the board.She is a wonderful representative of our school and community.”
Reporter’s note: Portions of this article were submitted by Montana School Boards Association.