Application Forms Available for School Board Governance Recognition 

  • Date Posted
    April 13, 2023
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Applications for the IASB School Board Governance Recognition program are now available for 2023. To assist with the application, a “submission guidelines and tips” document is available, as well as a preview of the application and the material necessary to complete the submission process. 
The School Board Governance Recognition program acknowledges local boards of education that practice effective governance as outlined by IASB's Foundational Principles of Effective Governance. The focus of Governance Recognition is on full board development and participation. School boards that meet the requirements will be recognized for the two-year award. 
School Board Governance Recognition highlights how quality governance by district leadership teams is making a positive impact for students, staff, and the community. The application includes a section for the district to tell its story about programs and projects that are improving outcomes for their students. The program offers a chance to show how continuous learning, both by individual board members and the full board team, has improved the district's leadership and governance. 
The process to complete the application and submit the required materials can be done online. The deadline for boards to submit completed applications is August 1
The School Board Governance Recognition Committee, composed of board members and IASB staff, will review all applications and notify district school boards that have earned the recognition. Boards that meet the requirements will be honored at the 2023 Joint Annual Conference in November. 
Past Governance Recognition winners dating back to 2011 can be viewed on the IASB website. Boards of education may apply for recognition every two years. 
Contact Haylie Noltensmeier, (217) 528-9688, ext. 1103, with questions or for assistance completing the application process.