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Clay School Board Member Receives Statewide “Star” Recognition from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Clay County School Board Member Mary Bolla was among two statewide school district leaders in Florida recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) at the 75th Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents held virtually December 2-3. A video link to the presentation can be accessed here.
Local education foundations from throughout the state nominated superintendents and school board members for the 14th annual awards. Nominees were reviewed by other education foundation directors in the state and rated for their leadership and involvement with their local education foundation.
In nominating Ms. Bolla, community leaders cited her history with the Clay Education Foundation, beginning when she was a teacher and continuing as the school board liaison to the foundation board in recent years.
“Mary has been a strong advocate for the Clay Education Foundation since its inception and never misses an opportunity to support our events,” said former local and foundation supporter state representative Travis Cummings. “She is the first to show up and among the last to leave, providing the voice, hands and feet to the foundation’s efforts.”
“We think it’s important to celebrate the school district leaders who make it a priority to foster private-sector support of public education through their local education foundations,” said Mary Chance, Consortium president. “This year’s recipients are outstanding examples of the many individuals who advocate for our local education foundations and help us raise more than $80 million annually to support our students, teachers and schools.”
The Consortium is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, the Consortium seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing business and community investment and involvement in public education.
To learn more about the Consortium, visit educationfoundationsfl.org.