School Board Chair Steven Eklund Named to All-State School Board
Posted on 12/05/2014
Superintendent Gregory Winter announced at the November Regular School Board meeting that Board Chair Steven Eklund has been chosen for the Minnesota School Board Associations (MSBA) 2015 All State School Board.
Each year MSBA's awards committee selects up to seven individual board members to the All-State School Board. There are nearly 2,300 school board members in Minnesota. Board members are nominated by superintendents, fellow board members, parents or community members for their outstanding contributions to public education. Mr. Eklund was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year.
Criteria for the award includes MSBA training, strong leadership; excellence in boardsmanship; communication skills; visionary thinking; demonstration of concern for students, staff and taxpayers; and support for the nomination from stakeholders.
Since 1983, Mr. Eklund has served on the Braham School Board in various positions for 19 years. "The All-State School Board represents the highest example of board service. These are school board members who are committed to student achievement, determined to build support for their local schools and unwavering in their pursuit of what's best for students," MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind said.
Mr. Eklund will be presented with this award at the MSBA's annual Leadership Conference during a luncheon on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Congratulations to Steven Eklund!!