Irondale Community School has been selected as a 2016 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. 153 schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition. The ten schools/programs selected as 2016 CLAS Banner Schools include: Anna F. Booth Elementary School, Mobile County Public Schools; Irondale Community School, Jefferson County Schools; Marshall Technical School, Marshall County Schools; Moody High School, St. Clair County Schools; Morris Elementary School, Huntsville City Schools; Paul W. Bryant High School, Tuscaloosa City Schools; Saks High School, Calhoun County Schools; Tuskegee Institute Middle School, Macon County Schools; Whitesboro Elementary School, Etowah County Schools; Winterboro High School, Talladega County Schools.
Irondale Community School was nominated for this award by Jefferson County Schools superintendent, Dr. Craig Pouncey. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at a luncheon March 8, 2017, in Prattville, 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 Irondale Community School has gone above and beyond its organizational mission to make Irondale a better place to live and educate Alabama’s and America’s future generations,” comments L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (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 ten 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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