Red Lake School Board member Roy Nelson named to All-State School Board
MINNEAPOLIS - Red Lake School Board member Roy Nelson has been named to the 2016 All State School Board, which is the Minnesota School Boards Association's (MSBA) most prestigious award. The award will be given during a luncheon Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at MSBA's annual Leadership Conference. The conference is at the Minneapolis Convention Center and the luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Each year, MSBA's awards committee selects up to seven individual board members to the All-State School Board. There are nearly 2,300 school board members in Minnesota. Board members are nominated by superintendents, fellow board members, parents or community members for their outstanding contributions to public education. Nelson was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year.
"The All State School Board represents the highest example of board service. These are school board members who are committed to student achievement, determined to build support for their local schools and unwavering in their pursuit of what's best for students," MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind said.
Criteria for the award includes MSBA training, strong leadership; excellence in boardsmanship; communication skills; visionary thinking; demonstration of concern for students, staff and taxpayers; and support for the nomination from stakeholders.
MSBA is a private nonprofit organization that provides cost-saving programs, management support, board training, advocacy, research and referral for Minnesota's public schools.