School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month

In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, celebrated January 2022, this resource kit provides resources to help recognize the contributions to public education made by the members of Colorado boards of education.

As citizens who serve students and represent their communities, school board members face complex and demanding challenges. The month of January is designated as School Board Recognition Month to honor those individuals who exemplify being Resilient, Ready, and Relentless for all Colorado schools and their students. These last two years have been a testament to not just the student's abilities to adapt to their constantly changing environment, but also to our school board members who work diligently behind the scenes to make the educational experience the best it can be for our students in a time where normalcy isn’t always accessible. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts and do so in a manner that illustrates what it means to be Resilient, Ready, and Relentless for all those that they represent.

School board members come from all walks of life. They are farmers, secretaries, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, teachers, architects, truck drivers, professors, business owners, and real estate agents, just to name a few. While they all come from different backgrounds and live different lives, these individuals come together on their school board with the common goal of helping students grow, learn, and enjoyment of their educational experiences. While they may individually disagree on certain issues, their role as a board is to consistently strive toward that goal day in and day out. 

Board meetings are just a fraction of the amount of time and energy that school board members devote to leading their districts. There are seminars, conferences, and training sessions that members regularly attend in order to keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership, classroom teaching methods, and much more. They are deeply involved in community activities and spend many hours in the schools and at extracurricular events. 

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to help acknowledge the board members who make the time to share their leadership and voice about the future of Colorado students.

This toolkit provides many resources to help celebrate School Board Recognition Month — your note of thanks will go a long way to acknowledge all school board members do to serve.

Please send any photos and information from your celebrations to [email protected] We will post photos from celebrations on our Facebook page and Twitter.

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

Resources to help celebrate School Board Recognition Month

Sample Artwork
  • Certificate: These can be run through your color printer or photocopied to be presented by the district.
  • Social media images: Use #SchoolBoardMonth on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share how your district is celebrating.

Please send any photos and information from your celebrations to [email protected]. We will post photos from celebrations on our Facebook page and Twitter.