It’s time to honor those who give their time and effort to enhance education in their district.
We’re encouraging your district to submit candidates for ASBSD’s School Board Award of Excellence, Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, Community Service Award and Longevity Award.
“Let’s honor the school boards and individuals who have enhanced education in many different ways in their local districts and communities,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “This is our way of showing appreciation to those who go above and beyond their call of duty.”
ASBSD School Board Award of Excellence: The School Board Award of Excellence is given annually to a public school board that consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership that enhances the achievement for all students. A plaque and a scholarship award of $1,000, which may be used, at the discretion of the board, will be presented to the recipient.
Outstanding School Board Member: Nominate a local board member who exemplifies extraordinary leadership of public education by implementing initiatives that spur student achievement, advocating for secure funding sources for K-12 education and setting high expectations for the district and themselves among other high-quality characteristics.
ASBSD Community Service Award: is presented to individuals or groups serving their local school district in exemplary fashion. Award nominees have shown personal involvement to improve the quality of South Dakota public education.
ASBSD Longevity Award: If you have a board member who has served 20 or more years AND is leaving your board at the end of the 2021 fiscal year, please submit their name to Katie@asbsd.org, along with number of years the individual(s) served on your local board.
The deadline for application and name submission for each award is Thursday, July 1. Applications for each award should be submitted to ASBSD Executive Secretary Katie Mitchell-Boe by mail to: PO Box 1059, Pierre, SD 57501 or by email to: email@example.com.
Award recipients will be honored at the 2021 ASBSD-SASD Convention in Sioux Falls on August 5.
If you have questions, please contact Katie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 605-773-2502.