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Whole Board Awards Criteria

Whole Board Awards

 

MORTAR BOARD HONOR AWARD

  • Minimum 24 hours for MSBA core modules*
  • No board member with fewer than 12 hours
  • MDE District Rating – A, B, or C
  • Adoption of MSBA governance standards 


GAVEL CIRCLE HONOR AWARD

  • Minimum 12 hours for MSBA core modules*
  • No board member with fewer than 12 hours
  • MDE District Rating – A, B, or C
  • Adoption of MSBA governance standards 


DIPLOMA CIRCLE HONOR AWARD

  • Minimum 120 hours for board-as-a-whole 
  • No board member with fewer than 24 hours

RED APPLE ATTENDANCE AWARD

  • This BOARD attendance award is based only on total hours for the whole board and is presented to the SCHOOL BOARD with the highest number of MSBA-approved board training hours earned during the school year.


BOARDS OF MERIT AWARD 

  • Boards with a total of 100 or more MSBA-approved board training hours earned during the school year


*Core modules are the two, three-hour courses

MSBA provides regionally each year. 

 

 

 

  

 

FYI 

MSBA recognizes the school district leadership team (board members and superintendents) in the MSBA Lighthouse School Leader Awards Program at the Fall Leadership Conference. The LHSL Awards Program applauds outstanding student performance on required testing under the state's accountability system. 

MSBA Honors Program Overview

The Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) presents awards to school boards, board members and superintendents for their diligence in earning school governance training hours during the school year. The Center for Board Development (CBD) Honors Program is designed to recognize school board members who obtain additional continuing education credit hours over and beyond the six hours (6) required by the State of Mississippi. Superintendents are applauded for their efforts in taking a team approach to training by attending MSBA training with their board members. 

 

Board Policy on Honors Hours

Honors Program credit will be given for school board members and superintendents who attend the following MSBA and National School Boards Association (NSBA) conferences and who submit to MSBA a “Statement of Certification” for NSBA meetings attended:

MSBA Conferences/Seminars

  • AABC
  • Legal Hot Topics
  • Risk Seminar


NSBA Conferences

  • Annual Conferences
  • Southern Region Conference
  • The Advocacy Institute


MSBA shall only award continuing education credit for conferences, training sessions, seminars, retreats, or other school board member professional development activities offered by MSBA that are open to all board members statewide and publicized through MSBA and/or NSBA at least thirty (30) days in advance of such continuing education training.

 

 

Individual Awards

Individual Awards

BOARD MEMBERS

John L. Hartman Memorial Award

Criteria: Based only on total hours earned. This award goes to the board member with the highest number of MSBA approved training hours earned during the school year.
 
Distinguished Circle
Criteria: Presented to the board members who earn 42 or more MSBA approved training hours during the school year.
 
BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENTS

Premier Circle

Criteria: Presented to board members and superintendents who earn 30 to 41 MSBA approved training hours during the school year.
 
Master Circle
Criteria: Presented to board members and superintendents who earn 24-29 MSBA approved training hours during the school year.
 
SuperAttendant Award
Criteria: Presented to the superintendent with the highest number of MSBA approved training hours, in recognition of superintendents who attend training with their board members.
 


 

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