Alexandria, VA – August 16, 2006 – The American School Board Journal (ASBJ) is now accepting nominations for the 2007 Magna Awards, which honor school boards that use effective programming to put student achievement and community engagement at the center of their work. ASBJ works in conjunction with Sodexho School Services to present the award.
The awards, which will be presented during NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, April 14-17, 2007, are open to any school or district. A panel of independent judges will select up to 24 winners from the qualified entries. Judges will be looking for programs that are:
• The result of direct board involvement;
• Successful in view of the program's objectives;
• Developed or actively supported by the school board;
• Important in promoting the district's mission and advancing student learning;
• Capable of being replicated by other school boards with similar conditions; and
• The result of collaboration between the school board and others.
Three grand-prize winners will be selected from each of three student enrollment categories: fewer than 5,000; 5,000-20,000; and more than 20,000. Winners will receive a cash prize of $3,500, will be featured in a special supplement to the April 2007 American School Board Journal, and will be honored at ASBJ’s Luncheon for School Leaders during NSBA’s Annual Conference.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Margaret Suslick, Magna Awards Coordinator, at 703-838-6739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The online nomination form for the Magna Awards 2007 is available here or www.asbj.com/magna/nominationonline.html through October 2, 2006.
Founded in 1891, American School Board Journal is an award-winning, editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association.
Founded in 1940, the National School Boards Association is a not-for profit federation of state associations of school boards representing 95,000 local school board members throughout the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education through local school board leadership. NSBA represents the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that impact education, and provides vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation.