Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2015
NEWS IN EDUCATION
W. H. Council Traditional School SELECTED AS CLAS BANNER SCHOOL
Montgomery, AL – December 10, 2014:
W. H. Council Traditional School has been selected as a 2014 CLAS Banner School. This award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.
The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. 152 schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition. The fifteen schools/programs selected as 2014 CLAS Banner Schools include: Bear Exploration Center, Montgomery Public Schools; Ben C. Rain High, Mobile County; Booker T. Washington Magnet High, Montgomery Public Schools; Calhoun County Alternative Education Program, Calhoun County; Decatur High Engineering Program, Decatur City; Enterprise High, Enterprise City; Florence High, Florence City; Handley Middle, Roanoke City; Leeds Elementary, Leeds City; Leon Sheffield Magnet, Decatur City; Pinecrest Elementary, Sylacauga City; Russellville High, Russellville City; W. H. Council Traditional, Mobile County; W. P. Davidson High, Mobile County; W. D. Robbins Elementary, Mobile County.
W. H. Council Traditional School was nominated for this award by Mobile County Public Schools superintendent, Ms. Martha Peek. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at a luncheon March 4, 2015, in Montgomery, Alabama.
“It’s always extremely inspiring to see the many ways in which Alabama public schools work to enrich lives and assist students. This year’s CLAS Banner School Award winners provide an exceptional example of a school’s significant impact in furthering the cause of public education and the interests of the students they serve. Additionally, it shows how W. H. Council Traditional School has gone above and beyond its organizational mission to make Mobile a better place to live and educate Alabama’s and America’s future generations,” comments L. Earl Franks, CAE, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).
About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators. CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader. CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support. CLAS is the premier professional development provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.
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