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School Board Governance Recognition


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School Board Governance Recognition program

The "School Board Governance Recognition" program acknowledges school boards that learn and practice effective governance behaviors as identified in IASB's Foundational Principles of Effective Governance, through participation in and support for board development programs and events. The primary focus of this program is on full board development and participation rather than individual board member efforts. Effective school boards understand that excellence in local school board governance requires full board commitment to obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities critical to good governance.

School Board Governance Recognition applications will be mailed to superintendents and board presidents in late February. Submission deadlines for the award are located on the application. The Board Governance Recognition Award Committee will review applications in August and shortly after notify the award recipients. Boards that meet the requirements will be awarded at fall division meetings and acknowledged at the Joint Annual Conference in November. Please note: This is a two-year award. Boards who are recognized should not apply again the following year. Please see the details within the application as the criteria requires board activity over a two-year period in order to be eligible.

The 2017 School Board Governance Recognition application can be downloaded here.

School Board Governance Recognition recipients for 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 are listed below.

Previous Governance Recognition winners from 2011-2016 are listed here.

Questions about the School Board Governance Recognition program should be directed to IASB field service directors or to the board development department at 217/528-9688, ext. 1103.

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