Members of the Yankton School Board used the 2018-19 school year to broaden their knowledge of school board work and in doing so earned statewide recognition for their dedication to their craft.

The Yankton School Board earned a Gold Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead and honors the work of school boards who strived to enhance their knowledge base of board work.

By participating in ASBSD activities, training opportunities and demonstrating leadership at the local, state and national level, school boards accumulated points throughout the previous school year. To earn the Gold Level award, the Yankton School Board accumulated 500 or more ALL points.

“Yankton School Board members confirmed their commitment to their students, staff and community by striving to enhance their knowledge of school board work,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “We’re happy to recognize the board for their efforts.”

The Yankton School Board will receive their ALL plaque this fall.

In the third year of the program, more than one-third of the total number of public school boards in South Dakota earned an ALL award.

“There’s a clear dedication amongst these school leaders to enhance public education both locally and statewide,” Pogany said.

ASBSD is a private, non-profit association representing more than 850 South Dakota school board members, the 149 school districts they govern and the students they serve.

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