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Awards and Recognition

IASB offers a number of awards and programs to recognize the dedicated work of school board members that  strive for excellence in local school board governance. A list of professional development programs and details about how board members can earn recognition status in the various programs is listed below.

Awards and Recognition Programs 


School Board Governance Recognition

School Board Governance Recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engages in activities that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education, the hallmarks of IASB's vision statement. 
Learn more about the School Board Governance Recognition Program

Master Board Member Program

The Illinois Association of School Boards recognizes board members through the Master Board Member program for the time and effort they devote to IASB leadership activities and service to the public education community. 
Learn more about the Master Board Member Program

LeaderShop Academy

The LeaderShop Academy promotes and recognizes board members who continuously learn by taking workshops within the program.
Learn more about the LeaderShop Academy

Holly Jack Service Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize the extraordinary work and service provided by administrative professionals who assist their local boards of education. District employees (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, recording secretary, etc.) who do the work required of the school board secretary are eligible. 
Learn more about the Holly Jack Service Award

School Board Members Day

To recognize the outstanding efforts of the nearly 6,000 elected school board members throughout the state November 15 of each year is designated as "School Board Members Day" in Illinois. This is an opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the essential role locally elected board of education members assume in a representative democracy.
Learn more about the School Board Members Day

Awards of Distinction

There are times when you wish to formally recognize a school board member, school official, staff member, student, or member of the community for making a significant contribution to education. For such occasions, IASB is proud to offer an expanded line of distinctive, custom-designed awards.
Learn more about the Awards of Distinction