Governance Team Award

The Governance Team Award provides MSBA the opportunity to recognize school boards and their superintendent for commitment to continuous improvement through ongoing professional development, regional and statewide leadership, and active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools and the students they serve.

During the coronavirus restrictions, participation in MSBA virtual events, such as the Virtual MSBA Annual Conference in Cooperation with MASA will fulfill the relevant event requirements.  Just complete the governance team credit verification form that will be posted with the virtual event and return by the deadline indicated on the form.

Districts must fulfill the following criteria. No application is required. MSBA will notify districts that fulfill the criteria in May.

Districts must fulfill the following criteria. No application is required.

  • The district is accredited.
  • The district is a member of MSBA.
  • All seven board members have completed Essential Certified Board Member certification by MSBA or have been grandfathered from the requirement.
  • NEW All seven board members have fulfilled the Refresher Training requirement for the current year through MSBA.
  • At least two board members have achieved Advanced board member certification.
  • At least one board member has attained the Master board member certification.
  • At least a quorum of the board and the superintendent attended the most recent MSBA/MASA Annual Conference.
  • At least three board members and superintendent or other district administrator attended the most recent MSBA Spring Regional Meeting.
  • A representative attended the most recent Legislative Forum.
  • A board member representative participated in at least one Delegate Assembly during the year.

District status on the award criteria may be checked at any time by examining each board members’ transcript of attendance and credits by logging into My Account. The superintendent or board secretary can access all district board member transcripts. Individual board member transcripts can be accessed by each board member.


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