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A Borger ISD board member has earned the designation of Master Trustee.
Todd Harris, who currently serves as vice-president of the BISD Board of Trustees, earned this designation upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).
During the fifth session, which took place June 14-16, school board members participating in the 2011-12 Leadership TASB made presentations of their teamsâ€™ findings following year-long research.
The class participants selected topics related to nontraditional approaches to challenges in todayâ€™s educational enterprises. Their research focused on topics that included college readiness, student health, board leadership, funding inequities, 21st Century classroom adaptations, and parental involvement.
The Leadership TASB class met in conjunction with TASBâ€™s Summer Leadership Institute in San Antonio. More than 2,000 new and veteran school leaders received in-depth training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts, and picked up valuable ideas from district showcases and networking opportunities.
After the graduation ceremony, which was held on June 15, participants joined the ranks of more than 700 school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni.
The 2012 Leadership TASB Class, composed of 31 school board members, represents Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth. Participants who completed all required elements of the study program earned Master Trustee status, the highest designation recognized by TASB.
TASB is a voluntary nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they serve represent more than 4.9 million public school students.