Nominations sought for inaugural “Oregon School Board Member of the Year”
Thursday, January 4, 2018
A new award, “Oregon School Board Member of the Year,” will recognize an outstanding board member who is making a difference in his or her community.
The nomination form is available on the OSBA website and can be submitted by anyone. Nominees must show volunteer work in three areas:
Advocacy, such as communicating to legislators, media and local communities the importance of public education or engaging with community stakeholders over support for public education.
Leadership, such as promoting high-quality education for students, addressing funding shortages, or creating accountability for student progress.
Support for student achievement, especially addressing the graduation rate, equity or the achievement gap.
Nominations should include supporting evidence, such as awards, media coverage or district data.
Nominations must be submitted by March 15. A selection committee of OSBA board members and staff will choose up to 10 finalists. A committee of three school board association executive directors from other states will select a winner, who will be notified in June.
The winner will receive an honorary keepsake and be recognized at the Saturday lunch awards at the OSBA Annual Convention in November. The winner will also be listed on OSBA’s website and on a plaque at the OSBA offices in Salem.
To be eligible, nominees must be current OSBA members on a school district, education service district or community college board in Oregon and have plans to continue serving in 2018. Members of the OSBA Board of Directors are not eligible.