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Lance, Johnson earn top recognition for training

Dr. Arthur Lance, Jr., left, accepting his Level Six award from SCSBA President Dr. Kathy Coleman. Sandra Johnson also earned Level Six but was unable to attend the conference.
Dr. Arthur Lance, Jr., left, accepting his Level Six award from SCSBA President Dr. Kathy Coleman. Sandra Johnson also earned Level Six but was unable to attend the conference.
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Dr. Arthur Lance, Jr., vice chairman of the Georgetown County School District Board of Education, and Board Member Sandra Johnson have each earned Level Six, the highest recognition in the Boardmanship Institute sponsored by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA).

The SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national educational issues. Board members can achieve up to six levels of recognition by earning points that are accrued annually from July through June for participation in statewide conferences and training provided onsite in their district.

Lance and Johnson were among seven board members in South Carolina earning this achievement in 2015. Recipients were recognized by SCSBA on February 20 during the association’s annual convention in Hilton Head, although Johnson was unable to attend the conference.

To qualify for Level Six, board members must earn 300 points for attending training sessions over the past five years or less and pass a written exam. Conferences throughout the year focus on various topics including school law, school finance, legislation, improving board operations, leadership for improving student achievement and others.

SCSBA is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the state’s 85 school districts.

Congratulations!