You don't do it for the recognition, though it sure can be nice when it happens.
TASB and other associations have programs to recognize boards and individual trustees who set an example for their peers. Take a moment to notice the boards who have earned these honors, and think about what your board can do to get there.
Arlington ISD trustees were recognized as the Outstanding School Board in 2014.
TASA School Board Awards Program
The Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards Program names Honor Boards and an Outstanding School Board each year at the TASB/TASA Convention. (TASB reciprocates with the Superintendent of the Year Award.)
Each year, the American School Board Journal recognizes great school district leadership nationwide with the Magna Awards.