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Ballard school board member strives for excellence

Jean Saveraid, school board member for the Ballard school district, was honored Nov. 21 by the Iowa Association of School Boards. IASB board member Joan Corbin, left, presented Saveraid with a certificate for completing the Better Boardsmanship requirements. Submitted photo
Jean Saveraid, school board member for the Ballard school district, was honored Nov. 21 by the Iowa Association of School Boards. IASB board member Joan Corbin, left, presented Saveraid with a certificate for completing the Better Boardsmanship requirements. Submitted photo

The Iowa Association of School Boards recognizes that learning and leadership on the part of school board members makes a difference at the board table and for students.

At IASB’s 68th Annual Convention on Nov. 21, Ballard school board member Jean Saveraid was honored for making that difference. Through IASB’s Better Boardsmanship Awards Program, Saveraid received an Award of Achievement certificate. This award recognizes board members who put forth extra time and energy to strengthen their boardsmanship abilities through formal in-service programs, workshops and other commitments such as advocating with legislators or serving on statewide committees or boards.

IASB board president Patti Fields commended Saveraid for her hard work. “Each individual in this select group of board members takes extra steps to make sure they are informed and capable as they strive to improve outcomes for students,” Fields said.

More than 49 school board members were recipients of this acclaimed award.

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