Board Leader Recognition ProgramIASB recognizes school board members for individual time and effort devoted to learning and leadership activities provided by the Association and for service to the public education community. Beginning July 1, 2021, the IASB Board Leader Recognition Program replaces the Master Board Member and LeaderShop recognition programs.
All IASB school board members are automatically enrolled in the program when added to the district roster and registered for IASB events and activities.
- Established Board Leader – Reaching this level requires 200 points and is achievable by attending IASB events and learning activities within the first few years on the board.
- Distinguished Board Leader – Reaching this level requires 400 points and is achievable by continued attendance at IASB events and learning activities. A second term or more on a local board of education is likely needed in order to attain this level.
- Legacy Board Leader – Designed to honor our longest serving members, this level requires the school board member to reach Distinguished Board Leader status and serve for 25 or more years of service on a local board of education.
Activities earning pointsBeginning July 1, 2021 points are earned at the following events and activities:
Joint Annual Conference, Chicago - 30 points
Voting Delegate at Delegate Assembly - 5 points
Division Meetings - 5 points
Division Governing Meeting - 5 points
New Board Member Training Bundle (5 points earned separately at completion of each course; 15 points total)
Online paid courses – 1 to 5 points
In-district workshops – 5 points
Statewide or regional member workshops (including Pre-Conference) - 5 points
Converting Master Board Member and LeaderShop StatusThe final recognition of school board members under the Master Board Member and LeaderShop programs will take place in the fall 2021. IASB staff will convert previous program points and credits into the new program ensuring past member service will be recognized. All previously earned Master Board Member points will transfered directly into the new program. Each LeaderShop credit (1) will convert to five points.
Current Master Board Members and LeaderShop Fellows will be transitioned into Distinguished Board Leader level of the Board Leader Recognition Program.
Contact Dean Langdon with questions about the IASB Board Leader Recognition Program.