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Board of Excellence Criteria

All boards who are recipients of the President’s Board Award or the Board of Excellence Award will be presented the award at their local Area Membership Meeting.

In 2022, 11 boards received the Board of Excellence Award
Ainsworth Community Schools
Cedar Bluffs Public Schools
Gering Public Schools
Heartland Community Schools
Hershey Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools
Norris School District 160
Osceola Public Schools
Ralston Public Schools
St. Paul Public Schools
York Public Schools

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Ainsworth Community Schools
Jim Arens, Frank Beel, Scott Erthum, Mark Johnson, Jessica Pozehl & Brad Wilkins. Superintendent Dale Hafer

Cedar Bluffs Public Schools
Wes Giehler, Garlyn Grosse, Shannon Lubker, Jeremy Pleskac, Tim Shanahan & Todd Thiesen. Superintendent Harlan Ptomey
 
Gering Public Schools
Brian Copsey, Josh Lacy, B.J. Peters, Brady Shaul, Tracy Wiese & Mary Winn. Superintendent Nicole Regan
 
Heartland Community Schools
Kent Allen, Gary Braun, Lacey Gloystein, Tyler Newton, Tammy Ott & Steven Stebbing. Superintendent Jeremy Klein

Hershey Public Schools
Tim Berntson, Jason Bode, Steven Koch, Jodi Seamann, Yvette Troyer & Amy Wolfskill. Superintendent Jane Davis

Lincoln Public Schools
Barbara Baier, Lanny Boswell, Kathy Danek, Connie Duncan, Don Mayhew, Annie Mumgaard & Bob Rauner. Superintendent Paul Gausman

Norris School District 160
Patty Bentzinger, Rhonda Burbach, Jim Craig, Jim Devine, Craig Gana & Gary Kubicek. Superintendent Brian Maschmann
 
Osceola Public Schools
Jennifer Boruch, Anthony Mestl, Daisy Naber, Michael Neujahr, Jena Ockander & Eric Yungdahl. Superintendent Jason Lavaley

Ralston Public Schools
Jay Irwin, Elizabeth Kumru, Merv Riepe, Robin Richards, Mary Roarty & Samantha Willey. Superintendent Mark Adler
 
St. Paul Public Schools
Shelly Hueftle, Jason Meinecke, Janelle Morgan, Marty Mrkvicka, Dan Scheer & Philip Thede. Superintendent Adam Patrick
 
York Public Schools
Brien Alley, Matt Holthe, Amie Kopcho, Alison North, Pepper Papineau & Barb Skaden. Superintendent Mitch Bartholomew

Criteria

Board members must attain a minimum of Level I Award.

Board must have a voting delegate participate in the Annual NASB Delegate Assembly.

Members of the board must each attend a minimum of (2) two of the following Learning Opportunities during the current points year (Aug. 1 through July 31):

  • NASB /NASA State Education Conference
  • NASB/NASA Labor Relations Conference
  • NASB Area Membership Meeting
  • NASB Budget & Finance Workshop
  • NASB Legislative Issues Conference
  • NASB School Law Seminar
  • NSBA Annual Conference/AESA National Conference*
  • (*one of these conferences per individual board member will count toward the board award)

Board members must participate in at least one local leadership team planning retreat per year; a copy of the goals developed during the retreat must be submitted to NASB.

The total points accumulated by the board must equal a minimum of 1,000.

The total points earned during the current Board Development year (by the individuals serving on the board as of July 31), must equal a minimum of 350.

The Board of Excellence award may be awarded to boards who meet the above criteria with the exclusion of one board member; i.e., 5 of 6 members for a six-member board; 8 of 9 members for a nine-member board, etc.

The deadline for selecting the NASB Board of Excellence Award winners will be July 31. To be considered for the award, all changes to individual points must be submitted through CRM to the NASB office before July 15.

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