Thursday, March 7, 2019

School Board Governance Recognition applications posted, boards can apply now

IASB School Board Governance Recognition recognizes full boards of education that actively model their local governance activities around the Association’s six Foundational Principles of Effective Governance.

The Governance Recognition awards program acknowledges boards that strive for excellence and exhibit effective governance behaviors. The recognition covers a two-year period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. Boards that have received Governance Recognition honors should apply for renewal every two years.

To qualify, school boards need to demonstrate and provide evidence of how they are meeting the Foundational Principles of Effective Governance in the following areas:
  • Adopting and communicating the districts’ mission, vision, and goals, and monitoring progress towards district ends using data;
  • Explaining the board’s two-way community engagement efforts and activities;
  • Implementing a superintendent evaluation process and annual superintendent evaluation;
  • Conducting regular policy reviews and maintaining an updated policy manual;
  • Having an agreed upon, written, and adopted code of conduct;
  • Implementing an orientation process for new board members involving the superintendent and veteran members; and
  • Practicing effective governance behaviors by participating in board development programs and events.
Applications for School Board Governance Recognition are available online. Applications must be completed, signed by the board president, and received no later than August 1, 2019. Past winners and further information on the Governance Recognition program are posted on the IASB website.

School boards that earn Governance Recognition Awards will be honored at IASB’s fall division meetings.

Questions about the award program should be directed to Peggy Goone, ext. 1103.