JCSD school board members awarded Basics of Boardsmanship certificate

Des Moines, Iowa –  At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Johnston school board members Mark Toebben (board

IASB board member Alan Hazelton hands JCSD board member Brad Ortmeier a certificate for completing Basics of Boardsmanship program.

Brad Ortmeir, Johnston school board member, was honored Nov. 17 as IASB Board Member Alan Hazelton presented him with a certificate for completing the IASB Basics of Boardsmanship requirements. Not shown is Mark Toebben, board president, who also completed the IASB Basics of Boardsmanship program.

president) and Brad Ortmeier (board vice president) were each awarded a certificate for completing the Basics of Boardsmanship Certificate. Through IASB’s Basics of Boardsmanship program, Toebben and Ortmeier completed four components focused on essential board learning concepts.

IASB Board President Amy Jurrens commended Toebben and Ortmeier for their hard work. “This program ensures a solid foundation for school board governance, whether you’re a new or experienced board member,” Jurrens said. “The extra efforts put forth to complete this program are certainly commendable.”

Three hundred thirty-five Iowa local school district, AEA and community college board members received this award. This is the first year this awards program has been offered to IASB members.

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