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.
2020 Outstanding School Board
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2020 Outstanding School Board in October at the virtual TASA|TASB Convention. “The H-E-B ISD school board exemplifies the district motto of ‘different by design,’ and continuous improvement is truly their mission,” said the TASA School Board Awards Committee. “H-E-B trustees have clearly internalized the goals of the district and are united in ensuring that every student is structured for success. Their passion and commitment is evident.”
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board of Trustees
The 2020 Outstanding School Board moments after the live online announcement.
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.
Fifteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2021 TASA School Board Awards. The regional nominees for 2021 Outstanding School Board of the Year are: Region 1 - Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Carol Perez, nominating...
2020-21 School Board Award Program Sponsor
The School Board Awards program operates with financial support from the following sponsor.
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TASA Awards Coordinator