CPSD earns first place Magna Award for Open Doors program 

Clover Park School District (CPSD) has received a 2018 first place Magna Award from the National School Boards Association. The award recognizes CPSD’s Open Doors Youth Reengagement Program, which provides students with flexible education plans to help them earn their high school diploma. 

CPSD is the only school district in Washington state, and only one of 15 in the country, to receive the honor this year. 

The Magna Awards honor districts across the country for programs that break down barriers for underserved students. A panel of school board members, administrators and other educators selected the winners from more than 100 submissions. 

This year, the Magna Awards recognized school districts and their leaders for their efforts to bring educational equity to their students. 

“Our Open Doors program has made a big difference in Clover Park School District and we are proud to receive national recognition for its efforts,” said CPSD superintendent Debbie LeBeau. “Finding new ways to help students graduate is a priority in this modern world and one we take very seriously here.” 

Three grand prize winners were awarded in each of three enrollment categories. CPSD was joined by four other school districts as first place winners in the 5,000 to 20,000 student enrollment category. 

All 2018 winners are highlighted in the April issue of American School Board Journal.