Madison Board of Education Receives Board of Distinction Award

Award bestowed for fourth consecutive year.


This information was submitted by Veronica Nunes

The Madison Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Level 2 Board of Distinction Award during the annual CABE / CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott on Friday, November 16th.

Accepting the award on behalf of the district were Madison Board of Education Members Seth Klaskin, Jean Fitzgerald, Cindy Wood, Board Secretary John Dean, Board Chair Debra Frey, and Board Vice Chair Robert Ruggiero.

The CABE Board Recognition Awards are designed recognize boards which provide effective leadership to their districts through the use of good practices. This program which acknowledging the importance of school board members and superintendents working together as effective teams continues an important trend among school boards associations across the country.

CABE Board of Distinction Award - Level Two recognizes Boards which are truly exemplary. To be eligible for this higher level of award, the Board must have achieved Level One distinction at least twice in the past four years. Boards must achieve at least two Level Two items in each Level Two category to receive this award.


The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) serves local and regional school districts in Connecticut and is dedicated to improving the quality of education throughout the state and the nation. CABE's membership includes 145 school districts representing 90 % of the state's public school population. CABE is a leading advocate for public education at the State Capitol and in Washington D. C., and offers many types of support services to local boards of education including the Board Member Academy, a continuing education program for local board of education members.


The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) is a statewide nonprofit educational administration organization whose membership includes Connecticut public school superintendents, assistant superintendents, central office administrative personnel, state department of education officials, and college and university professors. It provides educational and administrative leadership on a state and national level; it researches, gathers, and disseminates data and information necessary for the management and operation of effective school systems; it monitors state and federal legislative activity and strives to influence positive laws and regulations affecting the education of Connecticut's public school students; it provides personal support services for its members; it holds statewide conferences of interest to the educational community; and it is a strong voice and staunch advocate of quality public school education.


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