January is School Board Recognition Month — and our toolkit is here to help you celebrate! Scroll down for ideas and resources, including ready-made messages and graphics. We're here to help you shine a spotlight on your elected leaders all month long!
Discover ideas and resources to celebrate your school board and raise awareness of their work in your schools and community.
**Personalize by changing quotes to fit your district and community.
(school district name) Board Members Leading for Success
January is School Board Recognition Month, a great opportunity to say thank you to the (insert name of district) Board of Education who are committed to the success of every student in our community.
Our board of education includes (insert names).
These seven community leaders volunteer hundreds of hours attending meetings, reading reports and discussing plans and programs to support educational achievement.
“Our board members develop policies and make complex decisions that shape the future of our education system. They are accountable for an annual budget of $________ million, ________ students, ________ employees and ________ buildings,” said (name of superintendent), (title).
A board member’s responsibility goes far behind the monthly meeting, however.
“They also meet with legislators and other policy makers to advocate for our schools to make sure every child has access to an excellent education. We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say ‘thank you’ to each of them,” said (last name of superintendent).
_______________ (name of school district) encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year.
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Join us in thanking our Board of Education
January is School Board Recognition Month and our school district would like to thank you each of our board of education members for their incredible service to our community and our public schools.
School board members in (your district’s name) develop policies and make important decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They are entrusted by this community with the responsibility of an annual budget of $________ million, ________ students, ________ employees and ________ buildings.
This January, please join us as we thank our school board members for volunteering their time, for fulfilling this very important civic responsibility, and for advocating on behalf of every child in our community
The men and women serving(your district’s name)and their years of service are: (list names of board members and years of service)
(Name of Superintendent)
(Name of School District)
Post these simple messages on school marquees, bulletin boards, welcome boards around the school. Ask businesses in your community to do the same!
Social media graphics
Looking for social media graphics that are ready to share? Download our School Board Recognition Graphics folder.
Social media messages
January is School Board Recognition Month! Our school board members at [district name here] make many decisions for our students and staff. [insert a recent decision you’d like to highlight]. Join us in thanking our school board members this month!
Celebrate School Board Recognition Month with us by thanking our school board members! Our school board includes [list the names of your board members]. These seven individuals make crucial decisions for the students and staff at [district name]. Thank you, school board leaders!
Our school board members help make crucial decisions for our students and staff. Be sure to thank your school board members this month for School Board Recognition Month! #ThankBOE
Join us in thanking our school board members during School Board Recognition Month! [district name] is grateful for these seven individuals and their leadership through good and hard times. #ThankBOE
Download our template and print certificates to present to board members at your next meeting.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
—Anthony J. D’Angelo
“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
— William Butler Yeats
“There is a place in America to take a stand: it is public education. It is the underpinning of our cultural and political system. It is the great common ground. Public education after all is the engine that moves us as a society toward a common destiny … it is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape.”
“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”
—John F. Kennedy
“As a product of the public education system, I want all American students to have what I had — access to a quality education that enables them to pursue any career they wish, and take on any challenge the choose. Giving our students the best education in the world is a moral imperative and, especially, and economic necessity.”
—Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”