School Board Trustee earns professional certification |

School Board Trustee earns professional certification

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Assistant Director at University of Nevada, Reno's Extended Studies, Shera Alberti-Annunzio, right, presents Trustee Carmen Schank, left, her certification for Professional Development at the scool board meeting last week.
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Another school board trustee received certification for completing the Professional Development and Certificate programs through the University of Nevada, Reno’s Extended Studies.

Trustee Carmen Schank was presented a $1,000 check and certification at the board meeting Dec. 13 for accomplishing 80 hours of CPO requirements.

Trustee Richard Gent also received his certifications last month at the Nevada Association of School Board Conference.

The program is for elected and appointed officials throughout the state who want to expand educational and professional resources, and offers a comprehensive set of courses such as ethics in Nevada, roles and responsibilities in public office, and interviews with media relations.

To earn a CPO certification, participants must complete the orientations provided.

UNR’s Extended Studies program is in partnership with the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Association of School Boards.