The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) recently awarded school board members, and their respective boards of education, who have earned up to seven levels of achievement in board development. Thirty-one Genesee County school board members earned awards for their efforts to improve their leadership, demonstrating their commitment to student achievement and their own continuous improvement.

In addition, Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is the only board in the state, for the second year in a row, to earn the Master Board Award and the Master Diamond Board Award for having all board members reach Level 5. A Level 5 Certification is achieved by completing levels 1-4, with 14 advanced 200-level CBA classes and a minimum of 528 education credits.

For the sixth year in a row, GISD's Board of Education earned the following awards for its achievement in the MASB Certified Board Members Awards program and for its leadership at the local, state, and national levels:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Standard of Excellence Award
  • Honor Board Award

The GISD Board was recognized by the MASB as one of only three boards of education in the state of Michigan to earn the Distinguished Achievement Award, and one of only two ISD boards to receive this high honor. The award is earned when each of GISD's board members has attained the Master Boardmember level of achievement by completing MASB Certification Levels 1-3, plus a total of nine advanced classes and a minimum of 368 education credits.

The GISD Board was also recognized as one of 19 boards to receive the Standard of Excellence Award. The award is for boards that all of its members have received the Award of Merit. The GISD Board was also one of 26 boards in the state to receive the Honor Board Award, which is given when all board members achieve certification status.

The awards were presented at the Genesee County Association of School Board Members meeting on April 26th.