Arlington School Board named Board of Distinction

Arlington School Board named Board of Distinction
Board of DistinctionThe Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors has been named a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA). They were recognized on Nov. 22 during the WSSDA Annual Conference. This is the second time the Arlington School Board has been recognized with this honor.

Of the 295 school district boards in the state of Washington, Arlington was one of 33 boards to earn this honor for 2019. The Boards of Distinction program is designed to encourage boards to examine their practices as governing bodies and how their actions and decisions impact the success of students. National research on the Washington State School Board Standards shows a correlation between board actions and student outcomes. Those recognized as Boards of Distinction have reviewed their decision-making and shown how that is tied to positive student outcomes.

“As a school board, one of our main focuses has been to increase student learning in math,” said Kay Duskin, Board President. “The district has been promoting a positive growth mindset in mathematics by focusing on hard work, changing ideas about who can achieve, and welcoming mistakes to challenge the brain. We are honored to receive the Board of Distinction award.”

The Arlington School Board consists of Kay Duskin, Jim Weiss, Marc Rosson, Dr. Jeff Huleatt and Judy Fay. High school student advisors include Brooklynn Hill and Faith Graf.