35 Districts Earn Honors for Local Governance Efforts

  • Date Posted
    September 16, 2021
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Thirty-five boards of education across the state have been awarded IASB’s School Board Governance Recognition. The districts recognized for the honor have shown a commitment to the Foundational Principles of Effective Governance, ongoing board development, and a commitment to continuous learning.
The two-year recognition focuses on full board development, rather than individual board member efforts. In order to be recognized, boards of education must show they have met specific goals aligned with IASB’s Foundational Principles. These requirements include communicating clear mission, vision, and goals; implementing a superintendent evaluation process; connecting with the community on important district issues; conducting regular policy reviews and updates; creating an orientation process for new board members; and adopting an agreed-upon code of conduct.
The Board Governance Recognition process allowed districts to showcase how good governance is making a positive impact for students, staff, and the entire district community. This year’s winners included stories about programs and projects that are improving outcomes for their local school districts and showing encouraging results for students.
The 2021 School Board Governance Recognition honorees include
  • Arbor Park SD 145 (Oak Forest)
  • CCSD 168 (Sauk Village)
  • CHSD 230 (Orland Park)
  • Community HSD 117 (Lake Villa)
  • Community High SD 99 (Downers Grove)
  • Community Unit School District 300 (Algonquin)
  • Deerfield SD 109
  • Emmons SD 33 (Antioch)
  • Fairview SD 72 (Skokie)
  • Fieldcrest CUSD 6 (Minonk)
  • Fox Lake Grade SD 114 (Spring Grove)
  • Gavin SD 37 (Ingleside)
  • Geneva CUSD 304
  • Glenbard THSD 87 (Glen Ellyn)
  • Harrison SD 36 (Wonder Lake)
  • Hinsdale CCSD 181
  • Joliet PSD 86
  • Keeneyville SD 20 (Hanover Park)
  • Kildeer-Countryside CCSD 96 (Buffalo Grove)
  • Lemont-Bromberek SD 113A
  • Lisle CUSD 202
  • Medinah SD 11 (Roselle)
  • Mt. Pulaski CUD 23
  • Mundelein High School District 120
  • Naperville CUSD 203
  • Northbrook/Glenview SD 30
  • Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123
  • Plano CUSD 88
  • Rankin School District 98 (Pekin)
  • Salt Creek SD 48 (Villa Park)
  • Skokie SD 69
  • Skokie SD 73.5
  • Stark Co CUSD 100
  • Unity Point SD 140 (Carbondale)
  • Woodland CCSD 50 (Gurnee)
Plaques for first-time recognition, dates tab inserts for multi-time recognition, and School Board Governance Recognition lapel pins will be given to school board honorees. Recipients will also be recognized during Fall Division Meetings, and IASB will highlight honorees on Facebook throughout the month of October.
Boards can earn the recognition once every two years. Districts that wish to apply are advised to compile their resource material on an ongoing basis to ensure that the criteria are completed by the required deadline. Guidelines and tips for districts working on their recognition are available on the School Board Governance Recognition page of the IASB website.