November 15: #ThankABoardMember for their dedication and service

  • Date Posted
    October 15, 2019
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November 15 of each year is recognized as School Board Members Day in Illinois. The honorary day offers an opportunity to recognize the nearly 6,000 school board members across the state and thank them for the dedication and leadership they provide to local school districts and communities.

This year's School Board Members Day theme is “Transform Vision into Reality.” IASB is encouraging district personnel to contact their community leaders, business partners, local organizations, and other area leaders and residents to join in recognition efforts. Share the honorary activities on social media using the hashtag, #ThankABoardMember.

To assist in the honorary efforts, IASB has put together a number of outreach tips for administrators, students and parents, and community groups. A sample article that can be adapted as a newsletter or sent as an editorial or letter to the editor to local media has also been created. A certificate that can be personalized and presented to board of education members can be downloaded, and a memo from IASB Executive Director Tom Bertrand is available to assist with district efforts.

IASB has also put together a number of social media tools to assist with recognition activities. A logo, letterhead, and a “thank you” poster can be posted to social sites or adapted for use on websites and in newsletters.

New this year is a #ThankABoardMember Facebook frame. The frame can be added to any Facebook profile picture (click here, search #ThankABoardMember) and shared with followers.

School districts and other groups are welcome to use any of the School Board Members Day resources without additional permission. All the materials are accessible and can be downloaded from the School Board Members Day webpage.