School Board Awards
Recognizing Outstanding School Boards
TASA created the School Board Awards Program in 1971 to recognize school boards whose dedication and ethical service have made a positive impact on the schoolchildren of Texas. It is an excellent way for districts to recognize their hard-working, dedicated board members.
2021 Outstanding School Board
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2021 Outstanding School Board at txEDCON21, the 2021 TASA|TASB Convention. The TASA School Board Awards Committee was impressed by the board’s heavy emphasis on student learning and academic achievement, their work to earn trust within their community, and their ability to manage change. “As a ‘Team of 8,’ they’ve exemplified in action their district motto ‘growing greatness’ whether it’s fiscal responsibility, improving student outcomes, or building trust in the community,” the committee commented. “They’ve been able to bring people together around what’s best for students.”
Aledo ISD Board of Trustees
Each year eligible Texas school superintendents nominate their boards of trustees by submitting information that meets the award criteria and guidelines to their Regional Education Service Center School Board Awards coordinator by a June deadline.
The ESC executive director appoints a selection committee made up of five TASA members in the region, including the region’s TASA Executive Committee member or another member designated by the TASA president. (No committee member can be from a district that has nominated its board.)
Each regional selection committee reviews all district nominations from within the region. If an ESC receives nominations from districts having fewer than 1,000 students, the selection committee must forward one nomination from that size category as well as one nomination, if any received, from districts having more than 1,000 students, provided such nominations meet all guidelines and are considered acceptable. If the service center receives nominations in one size category only, the selection committee must choose one board to represent the region.
ESCs submit regional winners’ entries and a nomination form to TASA by a July deadline. TASA’s School Board Awards Committee, appointed by the TASA president, reviews the regional winners’ entries and selects up to five boards to be recognized as Honor Boards.
Then, in the fall at the TASA|TASB Convention, the School Board Awards Committee interviews each of the Honor Boards to select the Outstanding School Board, which is named during the convention.
TASA has named the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees the 2021 Outstanding School Board — the top honor in the TASA School Board Awards program, which has honored Texas school boards that have demonstrated commitment to their students and to their communities since 1971. The...
2021-22 School Board Award Program Sponsors
The School Board Awards program operates with financial support from the following sponsors.
Questions about this awards program?
TASA Awards Coordinator