Local school boards receive recognition by state association

Posted 10/6/23

Huron, Wolsey-Wessington, and Woonsocket boards recognized

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Local school boards receive recognition by state association


PIERRE — Three local school boards - from Huron, Woonsocket and Wolsey-Wessington - attained honors for their school board work during the 2022-23 school year.

All three boards earned a Silver Level award for their respective participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead and honors the work of school boards who strived to enhance their knowledge base for effectively serving students.

By participating in ASBSD activities, training opportunities and demonstrating leadership at the local, state and national level, school boards accumulated points throughout the previous school year. To earn the Silver Level award, the school boards each accumulated 350 or more ALL points.

“These school boards have put forth a tremendous effort during the 2022-23 school year to achieve the Silver level ALL award and we’re thrilled to honor them for their dedication,” ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Douglas R. Wermedal said. “Each board’s efforts will undoubtedly benefit the district’s students, staff and community.”

The boards received their ALL plaque in September. In the seventh year of the program, 90 public school boards – the second most in the history of the program – earned an ALL award.

“Congratulations to the school boards who earned this distinction and thank you for your commitment to enhancing public education locally and statewide,” Wermedal said.