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Riverview School Board Earns Board of Distinction for Eighth Consecutive Year

For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) has named the Riverview School District School Board as a recipient of its prestigious Board of Distinction award.

The Boards of Distinction program encourages boards to examine their practices as governing bodies and how their actions and decisions impact the success of students. This year's Boards of Distinction application asked school directors to illustrate how their actions exemplified visionary leadership and helped their school districts close opportunity gaps.

“Riverview presented exemplary evidence of ongoing professional development, addressing opportunity gaps, and practicing governance that reflects the Washington School Board Standards during the 2020-21 school year. The selection panel, which included the Educational Service Districts and State Board of Education members, agreed that the Riverview Board met the standards to be recognized as a WSSDA Board of Distinction,” said Tricia Lubach, Director of Leadership Development, WSSDA.

“Our Board is honored to have achieved the Board of Distinction award for the 8th year in a row,” said Board Director Jodi Fletcher. “Receiving this award demonstrates our commitment to our students, staff and community to reach our strategic plan vision of becoming a national model of educational excellence."

Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, shared: “As Superintendent for nine years, it has been a pleasure to work with such an effective and hard-working School Board, comprised of elected volunteers. All decisions are made with the best interests of each and every student in mind.”

To learn more about the Boards of Distinction program, please visit

Congratulations to our Riverview School District School Board for receiving this honor and we thank them for their continuous, dedicated service to our students, staff, and Riverview Community.

2021 Boards of Distinction (34 districts awarded in 2021) Small Districts (Up to 2,000 students): Castle Rock, Goldendale, La Crosse, Mabton Medium Districts (2,001-9,000 students): Anacortes, Arlington, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Ferndale, Kelso, Lakewood, Mount Vernon, Pullman, Quincy, Riverview, Shelton, Steilacoom, Walla Walla, Wapato, Washougal.

Large Districts (9,001 students+): Auburn, Battle Ground, Clover Park, Everett, Federal Way, Issaquah, Lake Washington, North Thurston, Northshore, Pasco, Peninsula, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima.

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