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Groton School Board Recognized for Being 'Truly Exemplary'

Connecticut Association of Boards of Education notified Groton of the award this week.

The Groton Board of Education has received a “board of distinction” award for 2012 from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, which recognizes boards, according to an e-mail from Interim Superintendent John Ramos.

The award recognizes boards which are “truly exemplary” and is given only to boards that have been recognized at least twice in the last four years, according to the CABE website.

Groton was notified Tuesday of the honor. The awards ceremony will take place as part of the CABE Convention on Nov. 16 in the Octagon Restaurant at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton.

Boards nominate themselves for the award by submitting a self-evaluation with required supporting statements. The 2012 submission deadline was October 12. 

"CABE believes that Boards of Education and Superintendents which exhibit the most effective leadership are characterized by their ability to work together as ‘teams,’” the website said.

The Groton school board also won the distinction award last year.

The school board in Groton has been struggling since May with redistricting, consolidation of schools and an investigation of its superintendent, which led to him being placed on administrative leave. It also faces an upcoming termination hearing for Superintendent Paul Kadri on Oct. 30.

Waterford born and bred October 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
you are kidding me right?
Bartlett October 19, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Hmmmm....
CA October 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM
This I have a problem with. They vote for the award themselves. Do not ask for public or teacher opinion on it. They only started to listen to others this year because of what Kadri has done to them. People should let CABE know their opinions.
Carol October 19, 2012 at 03:44 PM
"CABE believes that Boards of Education and Superintendents which exhibit the most effective leadership are characterized by their ability to work together as ‘teams,’” the website said. How could the Board even think they could apply for this recognition?
Helen50 October 23, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I agree> Groton Board of Education receiving this award makes a mockery of that award. I can't even believe they had the nerve to apply for it. Do they truly believe that they deserve it? They should be ashamed of themselves for even accepting an award for distinction. Rumor has it that not all Board members signed the form. That should give CABE a clue. I agree ----people should contact CABE about this absurdity.

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