Associated School Boards of South Dakota is committed to recognizing the dedication and leadership of South Dakota School Boards.
The School Board Award of Excellence is awarded annually to a public school board that consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership enhancing the achievement of all students.
To earn the award, a school board must have demonstrated governance leadership in promoting excellence and equity in public education by fulfilling its responsibilities to improve student achievement.
ELIGIBILITY: All public school boards that are members of Associated School Boards of South Dakota in good standing are eligible. School boards may be nominated by a staff, a community member or by the board.
SELECTION PROCESS: Screening and final judging will be done by a (5 to 7 member) panel of school board members, educators and business community members established by the ASBSD Board of Directors.
AWARD AND RECOGNITION: The board will be identified and recognized at their local district and at the ASBSD and SASD Convention. A plaque and a scholarship award of $1,000 will be presented to the recipient board. The formal presentation of the plaque and cash award will be made during School Board Recognition month in January as mutually agreeable with the recipient board and ASBSD in the school district. The $1,000 cash award may be used, at the discretion of the board, for board learning and development, a scholarship to a student of the board’s choice, or any other purpose to promote the district’s vision.
TO APPLY: Download the application form here (click link).
Return the completed application by email to Katie@asbsd.org, via fax 605-773-2501 or mail to 306 E Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501 by Friday, December 13.
If you have any questions, please contact ASBSD Executive Secretary Katie Mitchell-Boe via email or at 605-773-2502.
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