Local School Board Member Achieves Master Certification
Jul 01, 2017
Floyd Hawkins, a school board member in the Fort Osage R-I School District, was recognized for achieving Master Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association Certified Board Member program at the 2017 MSBA Leadership Summit on June 3.
The program established by MSBA helps local school board members develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective educational leaders in their communities.
All newly elected school board members must complete a basic 16-hour Essential Training program required by state law. The Master certification requires fulfillment of the Essential and Advanced levels. Those achieving Master Certification must accumulate at least 40 hours of training credit, read two books related to school board service, attend at least two MSBA meetings within the year, and write a brief reflection paper that connects the subjects they have studied to the governance practices of the school district they serve.
The Missouri School Boards’ Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help school boards succeed.