Annual Board Awards (ABA) Program

ABA Credits iconRecognizing commitment to student success through learning at the board table.

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.

ABA Hour Reporting Tools

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 hours (for yourself, or on behalf of others)!

View the 2022–23 Annual 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 hours for the awards listed below through participation in IASB-led learning opportunities. Hours are earned from participation in educational activities and events that have taken place between November 1, 2023 through October 31, 2024. Members can submit activity until October 31, 2024.

Our Annual Board Awards List of Opportunities is a collection of the events and education opportunities for which IASB offers hours towards earning the Individual Award and the Award of Honor.

Submit Activities for ABA Hours

There are three types of Board Awards:

Individual Achievement Award

Board members receive an Individual Achievement Award certificate for earning a minimum of 15 hours in one year.

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 15 hours 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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