School Board Governance Recognition Applications Available

  • Date Posted
    May 14, 2020
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Applications for IASB’s School Board Governance Recognition program are now available. To assist with the application process, a “submission guidelines and tips” document has been provided, as well as a preview of the application that can be downloaded and printed.  

For 2020 applicants, additional guidelines have been developed offering flexibilities for school districts pursuing Board Governance Recognition, but for which the coronavirus emergency is impacting the ability to fulfill the submission requirements.

The School Board Governance Recognition program acknowledges local boards of education that practice effective governance behaviors as outlined by IASB's Foundation Principles of Effective Governance.

The focus of Governance Recognition is on full board development and participation, rather than individual board member accomplishments. School boards that meet the requirements listed in the application will be recognized for the two-year distinction.

The process to complete the application and submit the required materials is new this year and can be completed entirely online. All supporting materials will be submitted via an online portal. A video detailing the submission process and explaining the recognition award has been posted on the IASB website.
The deadline for boards to submit completed applications is August 1.

A School Board Governance Recognition award committee will review all applications and notify district school boards that have earned the recognition. Boards that meet the requirements will be honored at Fall Division Meetings and acknowledged at the Joint Annual Conference in November. Boards may apply for recognition every two years. View past winners here.
Contact Peggy Goone at or (217) 528-9688, ext. 1103, with additional questions.