2021 Kent Awards Application

This year, as we have navigated the COVID-19 Pandemic, school districts have been challenged to think creatively about how to support students academically, socially and emotionally.

As such, the San Mateo County School Boards Association would like to create an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all 23 school districts, the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Community College District for solutions to support students and/or your school community during the 2020-2021 School Year.

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.


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Greetings All!

As we look to the 2020-2021 school year, we are certainly facing an incredibly unique time in history. While we navigate these unchartered waters, I am excited about opportunities to re-envision education in ways that maintain student health and well-being while bringing equity to the forefront.

As President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association, I look forward to building upon and extending the work we embarked upon with the Equity Network because every one of our students can and should thrive. I look forward to strengthening existing partnerships and building new ones as we come together as a united county of school districts. Together, we can hold each other up through the challenges to ensure that all students have access to a quality, equitable education.

To complement equity work and to facilitate opportunities for us to grow and learn together, our fantastic Board of Directors is meeting this summer to plan out another year of professional development for our members and opportunities to form those crucial lines of communication across district lines. As a membership, we are privileged to have a wealth of knowledge available to us from other members and our County Office of Education. I hope that I have the opportunity to meet each of you at an upcoming SMCSBA event or at the 2020 Kent Awards. A link to our events page is here.

Thank you all for your dedication to our students.

Daina Lujan
2020-2021 SMCSBA President

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J. Russell Kent Awards

The San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA) will present the 2021 Kent Awards at a ceremony on May 7, 2021. Details TBA.

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