Celebrate School Board Recognition Month 

Each January, we honor the community volunteers who serve on their local school boards. The 2022 School Board Recognition theme is Rising Above, which is especially apt right now, given that many school board members are facing unprecedented challenges in trying to navigate controversial topics in K-12 education.

Gov. Abbott proclamation 

January 2022 is officially School Board Recognition Month, according to a proclamation issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The proclamation cites school boards as a key part of Texas education. "They work with parents, education professionals, and community members to create successful learning environments for our students. Our school boards continue to be instrumental as they tackle new challenges for Texas public schools and serve the ever-evolving needs of our students," it reads.

School Board Recognition Month planning kit

Each year, TASB prepares a School Board Recognition Month planning kit to help districts recognize their local trustees. The kit is full of ideas for honoring board members and letting the community know about their many contributions.

New for 2022: Although we won't be mailing folders to districts this year, we have everything you need to plan celebration events at your schools! 

Our online planning kit includes:

  • Sample materials, like a news release and proclamation.
  • Artwork to post on social media, district websites, and in printed materials.
  • Customizable certificates for trustees.
  • And more!

View the kit

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More information

For more information, email TASB Communications at communications@tasb.org, or call 800.580.8272, extension 1062, or 512.505.1062.