Saturday, April 23, 2016

Board members eligible for state Excel awards

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has a program to recognize outstanding school board members, administrators, staff members, and teachers. Those Who Excel is a statewide program that annually recognizes contributions to public and nonpublic elementary and secondary education.

The 2016-17 Application Form, which school districts can use to make nominations, was recently posted on the ISBE website. The form needs to be filled out using Internet Explorer, printed out and mailed. Forms also need to be signed by the district superintendent or chief administrator, and any other required information must be attached, before mailing to:

Those Who Excel
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, S-404
Springfield, IL 62777-0001

Nominations are due by June 6. The 2016-2017 awards will be presented at the 42nd annual Those Who Excel banquet will be held Oct. 22 in Bloomington.

Contact ISBE’s Public Information office for more information at: 217/782-4648.