Affton Earns 2016 Outstanding Board of Education Award

Affton School District is pleased to announce that the Affton Board of Education has earned the 2016 Outstanding Board of Education Award in Climate, Culture and Organizational Efficacy from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA).

“The Affton Board of Education is truly honored to receive the Outstanding Board of Education Award from the Missouri School Board Association for the second year in a row,” said Tom Bellavia, president of the Affton Board. “Affton’s expectation of continuous improvement throughout the district is essential to our success. However, it would not be possible to continue achieving at a high level without the passion and dedication of our school staff, district leadership and students.”

At their annual Leadership Summit held on June 4, MSBA recognized 12 boards from across the state who met the award criteria in one of six categories. For Climate, Culture and Organizational Efficacy, Affton was required to meet five criteria: a positive school climate created, shared and implemented among all stakeholders as indicated in board policies; a culture of learning that supports practices that establish an environment where success and continuous learning for students and staff are expected, identified and implemented; all stakeholders are welcomed and supported academically, socially, emotionally and physically as directed by board policies; collaborative relationships and shared-decision making exist among all adults; and the District organizational structures, programs and practices are aligned with the curricular, instructional and performance goals outlined in the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP).

“We could not be more proud of the Affton Board of Education. These seven individuals volunteer countless hours and unparalleled passion toward ensuring that we provide strong schools and programs for the Affton community,” said Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent. “Their support is essential to our success.”

This award recognizes Affton Board of Education members including Bellavia, Christopher Castellanos, past vice-president, Susan Casaleggi, treasurer, and directors Douglas Beck, Larry Knox, Michael McNeil and Patricia Zahn. In 2015, this Board also received the MSBA Outstanding Board of Education Award in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.