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.