For forty years, the San Mateo County School Boards Association has annually recognized school districts with its annual J. Russell Kent Award. This award program is named after past San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, J. Russell Kent.

The San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every educator, school community and district to think creatively to support the academic, social-emotional and physical needs of students. The San Mateo County School Board Association's (SMCSBA) is pleased to present the 2021 Kent Awards to San Mateo County School Districts, the San Mateo Community College District and the San Mateo County Office of Education.

2021 Full Virtual Kent Award Program

This year we are pleased to recognize innovative programs from the following districts:

Universal Supports and Counseling

Social Emotional Distance Learning

Thirsty (for knowledge!) Thursday Professional Learning (PL)

Partnering for Student Success

Pandemic Recovery Planning Committee

Staff Support Circles and the Wellness Classroom

Equity Consciousness in the Time of COVID

Outdoor Learning is Here to Stay

Innovations in Distance Learning

Leadership and Action for Equity

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