Riverview School District School Board Named Board of Distinction for Fourth Consecutive Year
The Riverview School District School Board of Directors has earned Board of Distinction recognition from the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) for the fourth consecutive year. The Board will be honored during the 2017 WSSDA Annual Conference, November 16-19, 2017, and will be under consideration to receive the prestigious School Board of the Year award, recognition they previously earned in 2016.
Of the 295 school district boards in the State of Washington, Riverview was one of 22 boards earning these accolades. The annual Board of Distinction program honors school boards that demonstrate effective use of the Washington School Board standards. The standards, most recently developed and adopted by WSSDA in 2009, promote research-based governance practices that lead to high levels of student and district achievement, and help close the opportunity gap.
“It is quite an honor to be named a Board of Distinction for the fourth year in a row,” said Board member Lori Oviatt. “The Riverview Board embodies the mission and vision of the Riverview School District. Our board members work tirelessly on behalf of our students every day, and it feels great to be recognized as one of the top boards in the State.”
The Riverview School District Board of Directors consists of President Carol Van Noy, Vice-President Danny Edwards, Lori Oviatt, Jodi Fletcher, Sabrina Parnell, and high school student representatives Sophie Paradis and Delaney Tobin. Sharing in the award is former student school board representative Pascal Nagata, a Cedarcrest High School graduate in 2017.
Founded in 1922, WSSDA is comprised of nearly 1,500 school board members from all 295 of Washington's school districts.
Other school boards to earn Board of Distinction honors this year include: Anacortes, Arlington, Central Kitsap, Clover Park, Coupeville, Crescent, Eatonville, Everett, Evergreen, Federal Way, Ferndale, Issaquah, Morton, Mount Vernon, Northshore, Pasco, Pullman, Puyallup, Quincy, Raymond, and Wapato.