July 9, 2019

Arvada, CO – Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) yesterday received the prestigious Stanley A. Leftwich Award from the Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Association for her exemplary service in the Colorado State Senate in support of public education.

The Stanley A. Leftwich Award is presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to Cooperative Education/BOCES rural schools and public education in Colorado.

“As a former teacher, I understand the importance of ensuring that every kid – regardless of their zip code – has a high quality education,” said Senator Zenzinger. “A great education can open the doors of opportunity and will ensure our state remains economically competitive in the years to come. I have worked tirelessly to support children, parents, and teachers in the Senate, and I am honored to be recognized for my work.”

“Your service in the Colorado State Senate in support of public education has been exemplary. Your passion and support for all school districts and especially small and rural school districts has been remarkable. Your ongoing support of BOCES over the last several years in the role as support to local school districts is much appreciated,” said Dale McCall, Executive Director of the Colorado BOCES Association, in a letter.

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are an important and vital part of the public educational system in Colorado. Colorado’s BOCES (or Educational Services agencies) are unique in that they are an extension of the local member school districts. A BOCES in Colorado exists at the discretion of its members and provides only those programs and services authorized by its members.

The award was presented to Senator Zenzinger on Monday, July 8th, at the Colorado BOCES Association’s annual Awards Banquet at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. For more information about the Colorado BOCES Association or the Stanley A. Leftwich Award, please visit https://www.coloradoboces.org/colorado-boces-association/about-boces/.