The DeKalb County Board of Education has completed the necessary steps to become a "Board of Distinction"
The award, presented by the Tennessee School Boards Association, is to recognize outstanding performance by school boards as a whole.
Tennessee school boards that seek this designation must meet specified requirements in four key areas: planning, policy, promotion and board development. Board of Distinction status is for two years, after which time the board may reapply for continued status.
In a letter to Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, Cindy Smith, TSBA Member Services Coordinator, says "This is a great honor for the DeKalb County Board of Education, and I congratulate each of you on this outstanding achievement."
"At a later date, a TSBA District Director will present your Board of Distinction plaque during a school board meeting.."