VSBA honors IOW school board

Published 11:47 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

Isle of Wight County Schools announces that the school board has been named as the 2014 VSBA Board of Distinction. The school board is recognized for meeting the challenges of leadership in categories that include planning, policy, promotion, and board development.

“This recognition is for outstanding performance by a school board as a whole, and I am grateful to serve on this board with individuals who truly care about making a difference in our schools,” said School Board Chair Julia Perkins.

“We are honored to receive this award and will use it as motivation to continue ensuring that all of our students achieve educational excellence.”

Each year, the Virginia School Board Association identifies school boards that will be designated as a VSBA Board of Distinction.

Boards must apply for the designation and must meet specific requirements in four key areas. IWCS School Board members will be recognized on Nov. 19, during the Opening General Session of the VSBA Annual Convention.

“Our school board is well-deserving of this recognition,” said Division Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera. “They are a dedicated board who are all very supportive of my team’s vision of making students the priority. We could not do what we do on a daily basis without their support, leadership, and advocacy.”