It’s a double-doosey!

First, Dr. Darrell Floyd was selected as Superintendent of the Year for Region XI.

Now, the Stephenville Independent School District Board has been awarded the 2007 Region XI Outstanding School Board.

The award is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators and was created in 1971.

Superintendents from districts in the north central Texas area were judges and felt the SISD board was outstanding in its service to students.

“The Stephenville ISD Board of Trustees is well-deserving of this great honor. They work tirelessly (for no pay) for the students of our district and try to make all of their decisions with the students’ best interest at heart,” Floyd said. “Congratulations to our school board. I am very proud that they are being recognized for the fine work they do.”

The application notebook was compiled with hours and hours of work by former assistant superintendent Gary Horn and others and addressed a variety of topics.

“Stephenville has an outstanding board and district,” commented one judge. “They have also come from the brink of financial ruin in the last dozen years. They definitely have my vote.”

Now, just like Floyd, the school board is in the running for a state award. The application packet will be forwarded to Austin and judges will narrow the field down to five finalists. Those finalists will be recognized as “Honor Boards.” Each of those boards will be interviewed and a decision will be handed down on the state winner at the TASB/TASA Annual Convention in Dallas on Sept. 29.