School Board Recognition Month

This is your opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the crucial role an elected board of trustees assumes in a representative democracy.

The complete kit and more are available for download from this page. The kit includes everything you need to launch a successful School Board Recognition campaign, including sample press releases, letter to the editor, education quotes and more.

As one of the original sponsors of this state and national observance, MASB's goal has been (and will continue to be) to build public understanding of and support for the concept of local control of our public schools. In 1989, when we launched the School Board Recognition program in Michigan, only five states celebrated this special month. Today, nearly every state and every governor participates.

Through MASB-sponsored activities, such as news releases and editorials and PSAs, we hope to create awareness and greater appreciation for the tremendous commitment school board members all make to their communities. Their efforts to help ALL children succeed by improving teaching and learning in school districts are truly appreciated.

2016 School Board Recognition Month Materials

School Board Recognition Month Complete Toolkit (PDF)

Recognition Certificate (JPG)

Recognition Certificate (Word)

Sample 8.5 x 11 Poster (JPG) (Word)

Sample 11 x 17 Poster (JPG) (Word)

Sample Article (Word)

Sample Community Letter (Word)

Sample Letter to the Editor (Word)

Sample Press Release (Word)

Governor's Proclamation (PDF)

For more information contact Stacy Washington at 517.327.5936 or