Parkland is the only Pennsylvania District to have two award-winners on School Board
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) awarded Robert Bold, Parkland School Board Director and current Board President, with Master School Board Member accreditation during the public board meeting on October 27, 2009. This recognition is both for school boards and individual members who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in attaining the goals of effective governance and meeting the needs of students for the 21st century through educational excellence and equity of all students.
This is the second year PSBA has awarded such accreditation to members. Roberta Marcus, Parkland School Board Director and President-Elect of PSBA, received the award last year making Parkland the only District in Pennsylvania to have two award-winners serving on its board. Pictured above is Bob Bold (left), PSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel (center), and Roberta Marcus.Last year, nine school board members in Pennsylvania received this award and this year only five awards were granted. Those who were selected completed a detailed application process through which they highlighted their board service, community engagement, advocacy and teamwork skills. The final selections were made anonymously by a panel of past presidents of PSBA, and the winners were announced at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey, Oct. 13-16, 2009.
PSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel presented the award and stated, “The continuation of this accreditation program is just another way PSBA hopes to elevate the importance of effective school governance for the benefit of student achievement.”