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Clair Burgener Academy Receives 2018 Golden Bell Award
Posted 11/2/18

Clair Burgener Staff

Clair Burgener Academy (CBA) has been chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Golden Bell Award.  This award recognizes outstanding public school programs for innovation, sustainability, and best practices that facilitate positive student outcomes. The Golden Bell Awards are sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and reflect the depth and breadth of the educational programs provided by the CBA staff and the district’s governance decisions in support of the program.

CBA serves more than 350 students through an independent study program that offers a personalized learning model for each student. This alternative learning environment allows students to customize schedules to fit their own unique needs and allows them to complete classes at an accelerated rate. The dedicated and caring staff at CBA focus on individualized support for students who may otherwise be at risk of not graduating by challenging each student to take responsibility for their own success. As students complete coursework and earn required credits they also learn invaluable social and life skills along the way.

“It is such an honor for our school community to receive this award. It represents and celebrates, the hard work and dedication that our students, teachers, and support staff put in to each day here at Clair Burgener Academy,” said, Principal Dr. Jessica Poumele.

CSBA will officially present the Golden Bell Awards at the 2018 recognition reception and ceremony on November 29, 2018 in San Francisco. CSBA is the non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards and district and county office administrators to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children. Learn more at