Annual Board Awards Program

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The IASB Annual Board Awards Program acknowledges the extensive time and effort required of school board members who continually strive to expand their knowledge and skills for better board governance.

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The Board Awards Program reporting/tracking tools have moved! Visit the Board Awards section of IASB's membership portal to view your awards, event activity and participation, your organization's awards, or submit activities for ABA credits (for yourself, or on behalf of others)!

View the 2020–21 Better Board Awards recipients!

Annual Board Awards

Annual Recognition for Commitment to Ongoing Learning

Given in Honor of Carolyn M. Jons

Annual Board Awards highlight commitment to professional growth. Individual board members, board teams and superintendents/chief administrators/community college presidents can earn credits for the awards listed below through participation in IASB learning opportunities, a desire to take on leadership roles and engagement in service and advocacy. Credits are earned from participation and events that have taken place between November 1, 2021 through October 31, 2022. Members can submit activity until Oct. 31, 2022.

Our Annual Board Awards Credits List is a collection of the events, leadership roles, and service opportunities for which IASB offers credit towards earning the Individual Award and the Award of Honor.

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There are three types of Board Awards:

Individual Achievement Award

Board members are eligible to receive an Individual Achievement Award certificate for earning a minimum of 100 credits in one year. 60 of those credits must be earned in the Formal Learning category.

Team Achievement Award

A plaque is presented to a whole board when a majority of its board members receive Individual Award of Achievement certificates for the year and the board has a policy that supports board development.

Award of Honor

An Award of Honor certificate is given to each superintendent, AEA administrator or community college president who earns a minimum of 100 credits as an individual and has at least two board members in the district, AEA or community college who have earned Individual Award of Achievement certificates.

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