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News Release
Kelso board accepts Board of the Year award
Kelso board accepts Board of the Year award
Kelso School Board Honored as 2023 Washington State Medium District Board of the Year (Photo) - 11/20/23

The Kelso School District board of directors have been named Medium District School Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). 

Drawn from among 34 boards that were already recognized as Boards of Distinction, this top honor recognizes a small, medium, and large board showing significant vision and leadership which has clearly resulted in positive and measurable student success.

“This incredible honor is a direct reflection of the strength, compassion, and unwavering dedication of our amazing board members and our collective commitment to excellence in education,” said Mary Beth Tack, superintendent. “I know I speak for our entire district when I say how proud we are of our board and grateful to have their guidance and leadership in service to Kelso students and families.”

The Washington State Boards of the Year were announced on Saturday, November 18 at the 2023 WSSDA Annual Conference.  Also recognized were La Conner (Small District Board of the Year) and Sumner-Bonney Lake (Large District Board of the Year).

"As the President of our extraordinary board, I am humbled and honored for us to be named Medium District Board of the Year,” said Jeane Conrad, board president. “This achievement is the result of the collaborative spirit that defines our shared vision for a high-quality education for each and every student. We will continue to champion the transformative power of education in our pursuit of 100% graduation."

You can learn more about the Washington Boards of the Year here, and see the video for Kelso’s award here.


About Kelso School District

Kelso School District has a goal of 100% ( of students graduating high school and having post-secondary plans for college, career, trades, or military. Our mission is to prepare every student for living, learning, and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.

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