Outstanding Boards of Education Award

MSBA’s Outstanding Boards of Education Awards, administered by MSBA’s Board Development Committee, was revised for 2013 to provide the opportunity to encourage effective board practices and recognize outstanding board performance in the following performance categories aligned with the Missouri Public Education Vision Project focus areas:

• Teaching, Learning and Assessment
• Human and Organizational Capital
• Climate, Culture and Organizational Efficacy
• School Finance Resources
• Physical and Environmental Resources
• Governance, Leadership and Accountability

Eligibility to Apply

School boards that met the following criteria were eligible to apply, including those receiving OBOE recognition prior to 2013:

I. Met Both of these Standards
• MSBA member district
• All 7 CBM Essentially certified by MSBA or grandfathered by March 30 of the award year


II. Met One of these Standards
• K-12 districts score 12, 13 or 14 on district Annual Performance Report (APR) for the current and previous year
• K-8 districts score 6 or 7 on district Annual Performance Report (APR) for the current and previous year

Click here for the list of school boards eligible to apply for 2013

2013 Award Recipients

Thirty one boards of education applied spanning the six categories.  The following ten boards of education received awards during the 2013 MSBA Annual Conference held in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators.  Learn about their effective practices by reading the applications.  There will be opportunities throughout the year for these boards of education to share more about their effective practices through MSBA events. 

Governance, Leadership and Accountability
          Gasconade Co. R-I (Hermann)
          Harrisonville R-IX
          Nixa Schools
          Pattonville R-III

Physical and Environmental Resources
          Blue Springs R-IV
          Parkway C-2
          Ste. Genevieve R-II

Teaching, Learning and Assessment
          Carthage R-IX
          Springfield R-XII
          West Plains R-VII

More Information

If you have questions, please contact the Leadership Development Department, at 800-221-MSBA (6722), ext 329, or