School boards that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply, including those receiving prior OBOE recognition:
- MSBA member district
- All 7 CBM Essentially certified by MSBA or grandfathered by March 1 of the award year
- Earn at least 85% on the district Annual Performance Report (APR) for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
Winners in one category may apply in another category in subsequent years. Winners may not apply in the same category two years in a row. Winners may apply in an awarded category five years after the award.
Click here for the list of school boards eligible to apply for 2018.
Boards needing to fulfill the requirement of having all board members CBM Essentially certified must do so by February 23, 2018. Click here for CBM Essential training registration information.