Gold: Complete at least 23 of
the 26 criteria
Silver: Complete at least 19 of
the 26 criteria listed
Bronze: Complete at least 17 of
the 26 criteria listed
Members of your Board must sign the application for this
award and/or pass a formal resolution signed and dated by the board president
or treasurer. Please return the signed form to the Southwest Regional Manager by February 10. In addition, e-mail a digital picture of your
Board of Education and/or administrative team with the signed application. The picture will be used to publicity
Region Ohio School Boards Association
A to Z
Effective School Board Award Nomination Check List
_____ A. Committed to a vision of high expectations for
student achievement and quality instruction.
_____ B. Defined and monitored clear goals to reach
_____ C. Focused on policies designed to improve
_____ D. Established a collaborative relationship with
_____ E. Established a collaborative relationship with
_____ F. A strong and effective internal (in house)
_____ G. A strong and effective
external (district) communications structure.
*____ H. Used data to drive
continuous improvement and decision-making.
_____ I. Aligned and sustained resources.
_____ J. Maintained high academic standards in the
midst of budget challenges.
_____ K. Served with the
superintendent as a united team.
_____ L. Participated in team development and
training. (Administration and Board)
*____ M. Participated in
professional development. (List 3)
_____ N. Developed measurable and
attainable goals for the superintendent.
_____ O. Developed measurable and
attainable goals for the treasurer.
*____ P. Collaborated with business
leaders to develop a consensus for student success.
_____ Q. Focused on policy – avoiding micro-management.
_____ R. Updated and continuously
evaluated policies. (List)
_____ S. Been visible at the
building during and after the regular school day.
*____ T. Communicated with legislators/local
_____ U. Reviewed the annual audit
report with the treasurer.
_____ V. Practiced fiscal
* Requires written documentation, but
limited to one paragraph, attached to this application.
_____ W. The board uses student
data for school improvement and with the administration and staff develops and
implements plans to improve student achievement.
Demonstrated evidence of district academic improvement in:
Previous Year Most Current Year
ELA _____% _____%
Math _____% _____%
Science _____% _____%
Social Studies _____% _____%
_____ X. Participated in regional meetings
_____ Y. Participated in Capital Conference and/or
Board Leadership Institute.
*_____Z. List another way in which your board has
exhibited its effectiveness.