NYSSBA recognizes the commitment of school boards and school districts with these prestigious awards.
|Be the Change for Kids Innovation Awards
The Be the Change for Kids Education Innovation Awards highlight successful programs that are making a difference and setting the stage for children’s future successes in college, career, community and as citizens. The cash awards are sponsored by the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and are presented in September.
|Champion for Change Award
The Champion for Change Award is presented annually to a current school board member to recognize that individual’s innovative and ethical leadership in fostering ground-breaking improvements in school district programs and operations. For 2017 the award will be presented to a dedicated, innovative and effective elected first term school board member. The award is presented at the end of the school year.
|Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service
The Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service is presented annually to a current or former school board member to recognize his or her outstanding contributions to public education and children. Named to honor a former NYSSBA executive director, it is the Association’s oldest recognition award and is presented annually at the NYSSBA Annual Convention & Education Expo in October.