Plainville Board of Education member Crystal St. Lawrence achieved the level of “certified” from CABE, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, for the 2022-2023 school year.
St. Lawrence was one of only nine board of education members in the state recognized as CABE-certified after 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.
“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,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Kevin D. Case stated.
CABE President Elizabeth Brown said certified BOE 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.”
CABE “is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate” these board members, said Brown.