Plainville BOE Member Receives Recognition
Posted on 07/26/2023
Plainville BOE Member Receives Recognition

Plainville Board of Education member, Crystal St. Lawrence, recently achieved the level of Certified Board of Education Member in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)  Board Member Academy for the 2022-2023 school year.

Crystal was one of nine board of education members recognized for their achievement in participating in numerous hours of board-related professional development activities. A board member must accumulate at least 20 credits to become a Certified Board of Education Member. Areas of study are designed to strengthen leadership skills and give members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. These areas of study include Board Relations with the superintendent, with the community and with each other; Policy; Curriculum; School Finance; School Law; Labor Relations; and Board Operations.

“CABE is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of members of  Boards of Education across Connecticut who have attained the Certificated Board of Education Member level,” said CABE President Elizabeth Brown. “These board members have rightfully placed an importance on their own professional development, focusing on a range of relevant topics, including fiscal operations and positive school climate.”

The Plainville Community Schools Board of Education is so fortunate to have Crystal as a member. By attending these professional development opportunities through CABE, she has demonstrated life-long learning, serving as a great role model for her colleagues, staff, and students,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools, Kevin D. Case.