School Board Chair Debbie Jordan Earns Certified Board Member Distinction From FSBA

The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lee County School Board Chair Debbie Jordan has earned the distinction of Certified Board Member from the Florida School Boards Association.

“Becoming a Certified Board Member means so much to me,” Jordan says. “Through my training it has allowed me to be a better Board Member for my District.”

To earn this distinction, members must complete 96 hours of training in three different content areas. The bulk of this training falls under Boardsmanship, School Finance, Policy Governance, Bargaining and Personnel, Curriculum and Instruction, State/Federal Legislative Processes, and School Law.

“I am proud to recognize Debbie as a Certified Board Member,” FSBA Director of Leadership Services Tina Pinkoson says. “Since her election in 2018 she has shown a willingness and desire to learn.”

Fellow Lee County School Board members Chris Patricca and Cathleen Morgan also have the distinction of being Certified Board Members. The Certified Board Member (CBM) distinction is one of several professional development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.

The Florida School Boards Association is the professional association for school boards in Florida. The mission of FSBA is to increase student achievement through the development of effective school board leadership and advocacy for public education.

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