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Superintendent earns rural service award

The Colorado Rural Schools Alliance presented Elizabeth School District Superintendent Douglas Bissonette with the Rural Service Award at the Colorado Association of School Boards Convention in Colorado Springs.

Bissonette has advocated for adequate and equitable funding of rural school districts for several years. In an effort to create greater awareness of the funding inequities, and to prompt a long-term solution at the state level, he has shared information and research with superintendents, school district boards of education, state education leaders, legislators, and many others.

Greater awareness of the funding disparities has been created as a result of Bissonette's work and his efforts and expertise have been highlighted in local, state and national media.