School Board Recognition Month 2021 Planning Kit

Our school board appreciation planning kit for the 2021 celebration gave districts useful resources to plan a successful board appreciation campaign. View our Ideas to Get You Started (pdf).

Sample materials


  • Big-hearted people video (Vimeo): Thank trustees by linking to and sharing our appreciation video through your social media channels and more.
  • Certificate (docx): These can be run through your color printer or photocopied to be presented by the district.
  • Color (docx) and black-and-white advertisements (docx): Use these customizable ads in the local paper or a newsletter.
  • Color and black-and-white logos: Include these logos in printed and/or photocopied materials.
  • Poster (pdf): Hang this 11x17-inch poster on bulletin boards and break rooms.
  • Social media images: Use #SchoolBoardMonth on Twitter and Instagram to share how your district is celebrating.

Tell us how you celebrated!

Please share your school board appreciation activities with us by completing this short online form. Do you have pictures from your celebrations? Share them on social media with the event hashtag #SchooBoardMonth. You can also email them to Communications.

Educational materials

Help your students and community learn more about the role of the school board.

  • Role of a school board video (Vimeo): Share this short, kid-friendly video about the role of a school board in classrooms, your website, and on social media.
  • Understand school board members web page: Who is eligible as a school board member? How are they elected? Share this web page with your community.
  • Understanding your school board printable brochure in English and Spanish (pdf): Why are school boards needed? What is the primary function of the board and its members? Print and distribute this brochure with your community.