Two ESD 113 Districts Receive Boards of Distinction Award

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The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) recognized Shelton, and North Thurston school boards as 2021 Boards of Distinction.

WSSDA honored 25 of Washington’s 295 districts this year.  Shelton was honored for the second year in a row in the medium district category. North Thurston was honored in the large district category.

“Despite historic challenges this year, school boards displayed tremendous leadership in bringing students back to in-person learning safely and creatively,” said WSSDA Director of Leadership Development Tricia Lubach. “Given the obstacles districts have had to face, I think being able to recognize so many boards this year is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our school directors. The boards that are being honored developed unique approaches that reflected the needs of their students and families and relied on careful analysis of data that indicated those needs.”

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