School Board of Excellence Award

Has your school board accomplished or implemented innovative best practices this year? Are those best practices “transportable” to other school boards in New Hampshire? If so, you may be eligible to receive the 2018 NHSBA School Board of Excellence Award. Here’s more information about this prestigious award, and how your board can be considered:

The NHSBA School Board of Excellence Award acknowledges the leadership, teamwork and effectiveness of school boards, and provides an opportunity for the chosen board to share its expertise with others throughout the State. School boards can be nominated for the award by their local members, administrators, or constituents.

Selection Criteria
  • The board will have demonstrated excellence and best practices in areas such as: Governance, Fiscal Responsibility, Innovation, and Statewide Adaptability.

  • ​​The board will have developed and/or implemented best practices/policies related to the major roles of the school board. Examples include, but are not limited to:  
Board Self-Evaluation
Board Member Orientation
Long-Range Planning 
Conducting Public Sessions Board

School Board Policy Development
Member Training Superintendent

Community Outreach

Here's how you can apply:
  1. Download and complete the Excellence Award - Nomination Form.
  2. Submit application and supporting materials to
  3. Submission deadline for School Board of Excellence Award forms is April 13, 2018. 

The winning Board will be officially recognized at the 2018 Excellence in Education (EDies) Award Ceremony and Banquet, which is held on June 9, 2018 in Manchester. The Board and its Superintendent, as well as their guests, will be hosted at this event by NHSBA.