FWPS School Board Recognized as Board of Distinction

  • Federal Way Public Schools Board of Directors was recently chosen as a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) for the third year in a row. FWPS is one of 29 to be named as a Board of Distinction, out of the 295 school boards throughout Washington state.

    FWPS Board President Claire Wilson commented, “Being awarded the Board of Distinction for the 3rd year in a row is a testament to the hard work and ongoing focus of the Board and Superintendent team. It’s also a reflection of our belief in, and the dedication to, all 23,000 scholars in the district. We are proud to serve as School Board Directors for Federal Way Public Schools.”

    “The Federal Way Board of Directors is wholly focused on the improvement of student learning. This recognition is an indication of that focus and the metrics that we are beginning to move within our strategic plan,” said Dr. Tammy Campbell, FWPS superintendent.

    The annual Boards of Distinction award honors school boards that demonstrate effective use of the Washington School Board Standards. The standards, developed and adopted by WSSDA in 2009, promote research-based governance practices that lead to high levels of student and district achievement.

    Award applicants submitted essays and supporting evidence to demonstrate how they are putting the standards into practice. This year, the FWPS application focused on:

    •   The district’s commitment to equity and how it is addressing the opportunity gap.

    •   The district’s work toward creating conditions district-wide for student and staff

      success by providing for learning essentials, including rigorous curriculum, technology and high quality facilities.

      The Board of Distinction application is a rigorous process that provides evidence of the board of directors’ work in partnership with the superintendent. The applications were evaluated by an independent review panel.

      The FWPS Board of Directors will be honored with other Board of Distinction award winners on November 15, 2018 at the 2018 WSSDA Annual Conference. At that time, the association will also announce 2018 Boards of the Year winners.