Plainville Community Schools, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville CT 06062, (860)793-3200

Board / School District Recognized For Excellence In Leadership And Communication

The Plainville school district has been recognized with several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), according to Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching.

The Plainville Board of Education is one of only 11 school boards to receive CABE's highest leadership recognition; the CABE Board of Distinction Award- Level 2. This award is presented to school districts in Connecticut that meet a comprehensive set of criteria in the following categories: board leadership / student achievement, board member professional development, policy, community relations, and related organizational leadership. According to CABE, this award has been established to appropriately recognize Boards of Education which are truly exemplary. Only Boards which have achieved level 1 distinction at least twice in the prior four years are eligible to receive the Board of Distinction Award. This is the third consecutive year the Plainville Board of Education has received this award. The CABE Board of Distinction Award " Level 2 will be presented during the CABE Convention Leadership Awards Reception on November 18. "I'm thrilled to see that CABE has recognized our Board of Education. It is a testament to the work that our Board does, individually and collectively, to maintain a high level of integrity and functioning that serves the best interest of our students," said Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching.

Plainville Community Schools also received five 2011 CABE Excellence in Educational Communications Awards. In recognition of the good work that is being done on a daily basis, CABE established the Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications in 1975. This year, Plainville Community Schools' awards include:Newsletter Category:Honorable Mention - Community Partners Connection newsletter, Course Selection Guide Category: Honorable Mention - Adult and Continuing Education Brochure, Computer Generated Project Category: Honorable Mention " Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School State of the Schools Report, Annual Report Category: Honorable Mention - Plainville Community Schools Business Brief, and Calendar Category:Honorable Mention " 2010-11 Louis Toffolon School Calendar. The communication awards will be presented by CABE later this year.

"The CABE recognition for our district's work on communications is especially gratifying to us. It represents the hard work and dedication of our staff in fulfilling the Board's goal of increasing and improving the information we share with the community," noted Kitching.

-Posted on November 8, 2011 at 03:55 PM

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