School boards that learn and practice effective governance behaviors as identified in IASB's Foundational Principles of Effective Governance
Who is eligible: Full school board and superintendent
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.
The School Board Governance Recognition application will be posted online and superintendents and board presidents will be notified in late February. The submission deadline for the award is August 1. 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.
Updated Guidance for 2020 Applicants: In situations where requirements may be insufficiently met because of the coronavirus health emergency, IASB offers flexibilities for school districts pursuing Board Governance Recognition. Please review the preview of the revised application for details.
- Submission Guidelines and Tips
- Preview the School Board Governance Recognition Application
- Online School Board Governance Application (due August 1)
- Governance Recognition Recipients
Questions about the School Board Governance Recognition program should be directed to the IASB Member Services department at 217/528-9688, ext. 1103.