School Board Recognition Month Toolkit

May 2019 is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa, and this year's theme is 'Superheroes for Public Education'. IASB sponsors School Board Recognition Month each May to honor the volunteer board members who serve on Iowa's 330 local school boards, nine area education agency boards and 15 community college boards. Read the full press release here.

These dedicated education leaders are true superheroes, without the cape. They serve their community and students without compensation; donate their personal time and energy to overseeing the direction of Iowa's public education system; and they positively impact our state by ensuring our future citizens have a quality education. 

We encourage school districts, AEAs and community colleges to join IASB in celebrating School Board Recognition Month this May. You can help educate your community about the people who ensure that Iowa students are college and career ready. This month is a great opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the crucial role of your local school board.

The following materials can help you launch a successful campaign recognizing the education leaders in your area. The toolkit below includes everything you need, including sample documents, social media tools and tips for celebrating. Through this IASB-sponsored campaign and corresponding materials, we hope to create awareness and greater appreciation for the tremendous impact school board members have on their students, schools and communities. We truly appreciate their volunteer efforts to ensure all children succeed. 

Resources to Spread Awareness 

School Board Member Fact Sheet
Use this fact sheet to inform your community and media about school boards in Iowa. 

Activities and Tips Sheet
Use our tips for celebrating to help you plan recognition for your local school board members.

Sample Press Release
Customize this sample press release and send to your local media. 

Sample Letter to the Editor

Use this letter to the editor template as a starting place for your administrator to write a customized version and submit to your local newspaper. 

Sample News Article
Customize this news article with information about your local board and submit to your local news media.

Sample Social Media Content
Share school board recognition month tweets and posts on your social media. Consider asking your board to provide quotes on why they serve, and share those on your social media as well.

Sample Public Service Announcement
Customize this PSA and submit to your local radio station for use during the month of May.

School Board Recognition Month Logo
Use the logo in your other resources or add to social media posts.

"Superheroes 4 Public Ed!" Graphic
Use the graphic in your other resources or add to social media posts.

Customizable Newspaper Ads

Download Customizable Newspaper Ads
Ads available in quarter, half and full page sizes. Simply open, click to add your school/district logo, save and send to your local newspaper.

Social Media Shareable Graphics

Download and share social media graphics during School Board Recognition Month.

Download Customizable Facebook and Twitter Graphics
Customize this graphic with your school/district logo! Simply add your logo in Photoshop, Illustrator or other editing software, save and post. (Or, download share a standard, non-customizable version of the image on social media.)

Social Media Cover Photos

Download Facebook and Twitter Cover Photos
Upload to Facebook or Twitter to show support all month long!

     For more information, please contact Tammy Votava at or (515) 247-7040.