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State’s highest honor comes after earlier designation as a 2017 Board of Distinction
Raymond Public Schools won the award in the category of 1,000 or fewer students. Boards of the Year are those whose nomination for Board of Distinction is the highest-scoring in each of three size categories. Quincy School District’s board (in the 1,001-9,000-student size category) and the board of Issaquah School District (in the 9,001+ student size category) were also recognized. Earlier this month, the Raymond School Board of Directors was named one of only 23 Boards of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA).
Each year WSSDA invites school boards to submit applications documenting research- based governance practices that lead to high levels of student and district achievement. This year, WSSDA asked school boards to respond to and provide evidence of:
The board submitted evidence of success in closing the opportunity gap through such initiatives as:
Additionally, the board reported on how the District engages the local community by:
The board’s nomination, which earned the highest scores of the state’s smaller districts, is published online.
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