Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 School Board Member of the Year Award.

Each year, New Jersey’s local board of education members make significant contributions to the public schools of their communities. The New Jersey School Boards Association is currently seeking nominees for the School Board Member of the Year award, which is entering its nineteenth year.

The award recognizes a local school board member whose work exemplifies commitment not only to the children of his or her community, but also to public education throughout the state of New Jersey.

You are encouraged to nominate a board member who you believe has been an outstanding trustee of public education. Nominations can be submitted by fellow board of education members, district administrators and staff and members of the community.

NJSBA established the School Board Member of the Year award in 2004 to honor an individual board member for exemplary leadership, dedication to his or her professional development, participation in efforts to advance education governance at the local, county and state levels, and their demonstration of a strong commitment to the children of New Jersey.

Nominees must have five consecutive years of experience as a board of education member and must hold the NJSBA Certified Board Member designation. NJSBA officers are not eligible to nominate or be nominated for this award.

The winner will be recognized at NJSBA’s Workshop 2023 in Atlantic City. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.

Nominate a candidate now.