New York State School Boards Association

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARDS


November 21, 2013 

NOMINATE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

NYSSBA’s ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Each year as part of NYSSBA’s Capital Conference, you help us pay tribute to the very best public education advocates among us.  Their efforts and example inspire us to do all we can to preserve and promote public education.  There are a great many board members who work hard in their community to pass the local school budget, engage the community or build relationships with staff.  While there is no question that these activities are “advocating for your district”, NYSSBA’s Advocate of the Year Award is for outstanding advocacy at the state and federal level. Who among you never fails to write your legislators?  Who works to bring state leaders into your schools to see firsthand what must be preserved?  Who travels to Albany or Washington to fight for funding and to relieve you of burdensome mandates?  These are the appropriate nominees for NYSSBA’s Advocate of the Year Award!

NYSSBA’s BOARD ADVOCACY AWARD

NYSSBA’s Advocate of the Year Award has a long and distinguished history of honoring the most dedicated individual school board advocates in our state.  Sometimes state and federal advocacy of that magnitude is an individual endeavor and so we will certainly continue to honor those special people.  But NYSSBA also wants to recognize the extraordinary efforts made by entire school governance teams!  Which school board in our state has most cohesively and effectively advocated at the state and federal levels to produce results for our schools?  Which school governance team has hosted advocacy events, produced mailings or created an entire advocacy campaign to advance academic achievement in New York State?  The best of these boards is the winner of the NYSSBA Board Advocacy Award! 

The winning nominations of both of these distinguished awards will be determined by the NYSSBA Board of Directors and the honorees will be recognized at your Capital Conference in March. 

View the Nomination Guidelines for both awards.

PLEASE SUBMIT NOMINATIONS BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013.

SAVE THE DATE

NYSSBA Capital Conference - March 9-10, 2014
The Hilton Albany - Albany, New York


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