2016 Award Nomination – School Board Leadership

This honor may be presented to an entire school board that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership during the school year. Please read the School Board Leadership Award criteria, eligibility requirements, and nomination specifications before submitting your application. All instructions must be followed, or the entry may be disqualified.

To be considered for this award, please complete and submit your nomination materials by Tuesday, October 4. Good luck! 

Please complete this form online; mailed or faxed forms cannot be accepted. Please answer each question as thoroughly as possible. Once you begin this form, you must complete it in its entirety. You will NOT be able to save your work within this form. It is recommended that you complete and gather all necessary documents. Once you are ready to submit, complete the form and upload all documents.

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Criteria for Consideration

Boards receiving the Leadership Award will have demonstrated some or all of these qualities in the past year.

  • Focus on students by fostering an environment in which the student can develop and flourish
  • Demonstrated progress in achieving system goals
  • Fostered increased parental involvement
  • Developed collaboration with social agencies and/or community groups, including other governing bodies
  • Created a school community that foster quality performance and innovation
  • Worked well with administrative staff and as a board

Eligibility Requirements

  • All members have complied with statutory training requirements for school board members
  • All members have complied with 2-hour ethics training requirement for local governments
  • The board was represented at the last meeting of the NCSBA Delegate Assembly
  • The board was represented at the Fall District Meeting by a majority of the board
  • The board was represented at the most recent NCSBA Annual Conference

Nomination Specifications

  • Completed entry form
  • One-page narrative on the board’s leadership accomplishments during the school year, typed and double-spaced, on the following topic:

On behalf of the board, describe your board’s most important contributions to the improvement of student learning during the past year.

  • District logo (color version if available), print quality
  • Photo of the full board, print quality
  • Optional supporting materials, such as news articles, promotional handouts, etc. year, typed and double-spaced

Optional Backup Material

The judges will make decisions based on responses to the prompt on the entry form and the one-page narrative. Backup materials are welcomed, but they are optional. Send backup materials that support the nomination only.

Submission Deadline

All items listed under the Nomination Specifications must be received by NCSBA on or before October 4, 2016.

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