SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Tom Pratt

310-450-8338, ext. 240

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2002

Tom Pratt Earns CSBA Masters in Governance Certificate

Tom Pratt, member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, has completed the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance program.

Mr. Pratt received the Masters in Governance certificate after completing 56 hours of intensive training on the role of the governance team in setting the direction of the District, student learning and achievement, school finance and facilities, human resources, setting policy, collective bargaining, and community leadership.

"This certificate recognizes a demonstrated commitment to learning, leadership and effective governance," said Dan Walden, CSBA President. "The Masters in Governance program is designed to provide board members and superintendents with the knowledge and skills to function effectively as governance teams. Our program recognizes the necessity of the board and superintendent to work closely together toward a common goal - student learning and achievement. We are extremely proud when a trustee or superintendent completes the requirements of the program in the interest of better serving their local schools, communities and the children of California."

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