Region 12 school board member earns certification


Michelle Gorra, vice-chairwoman of the Region 12 Board of Education, was one of nine school board members in the state who recently became a certificated board of education member.

To earn that level, school board members must participate in numerous hours of board-related professional development activities and accumulate at least 20 credits. The areas of study are: policy, curriculum, school finance, school law, labor relations, board operations and board relations with the superintendent, with the community and with each other, according to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education.

“CABE is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of members of Boards of Education across Connecticut who have attained the Certificated Board of Education Member level,” said CABE President Robert Mitchell. “These board members have rightfully placed an importance on their own professional development, focusing on a range of relevant topics, including fiscal operations and positive school climate.”

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