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Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education of Owensboro, Kentucky Receives $10,000 Kennedy Center and NSBA Award

April 11, 2016

Washington, DC - April 11, 2016 - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education in Owensboro, Kentucky, will receive the 28th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be presented today by Mario R. Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education at the Kennedy Center, at the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

The award honors the work of the 2015 school board, led by Board Chair John Blaney, Vice Chair Cate Lauzon, Nancy Eskridge, Dan Griffith, and Steve Knight. In the face of funding challenges, the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education has shown a strong commitment to the endurance of the arts by having arts programs budgeted through the central district office, removing the burden of fundraising for teachers and ensuring stability across programs. The Board has also shown significant investment by hiring an arts supervisor for the district.

The entire press release is here.

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