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Coventry & Putnam BOEs Earn CABE “Boards of Distinction” Awards

Congratulations to both the Coventry and Putnam boards of education, whose high-functioning boards have each earned a CABE Board of Distinction Award – Level II. The awards were presented at the CABE/CAPSS Convention in late fall. 

CABE underscored the non-partisan collegiality and collaboration displayed by both boards in their work to support students in their respective districts. 

The announcement about the awards in December’s CABE Journal highlighted the Coventry board’s leadership, teamwork and unwavering commitment to Coventry’s students. “Their bipartisanship should serve as a model to other Boards of Education.” 

CABE hailed Putnam’s Board of Education as being “extremely stable,” noting that five of nine members had served for more than 10 years, while one had served more than six years. “At no time do [Putnam] Board members act as partisans,” the CABE Journal reported. “Board members are only committed to doing what is in the best interest of [Putnam’s] children.” 

In order to achieve Board of Distinction Level II recognition, boards must also demonstrate that they work to improve student achievement, support technology in educational programming, use data to make informed decisions, develop and review goals regularly and work with community leaders successfully, said Coventry Superintendent David J. Petrone. 

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