Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award

The Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award is ASBA’s highest honor for a full board. This award recognizes the Arizona school board that demonstrated the most outstanding education leadership for the year. It is named in honor and memory of former ASBA Executive Director Lou Ella Kleinz, who served the association from 1971 to 1991.

The winning board will have shown board initiative, action and leadership in the following areas:

    • Focuses on students
    • Demonstrates progress in achieving goals
    • Fosters increased parental involvement
    • Develops collaboration with social agencies and/or community groups, including other governing bodies
    • Creates a school community which fosters quality performance and innovation

Past winners may apply after seven years and a quorum of the board must be different than the previously winning board.

The award is presented at the ASBA Annual Awards Breakfast at the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference.

By a panel of past presidents of the Arizona School Boards Association

Completed nomination/entry materials are being accepted now through Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019. .

2019 - Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence In Governance Award - Nomination Form

Recognizing an Arizona school board that demonstrates outstanding education leadership.

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  • The following can be included:
    • a) Increased expectations for academic achievement.
    • b) Promotion of physical well-being.
    • c) Student involvement in community activities and services.
    • d) Emphasis on citizenship qualities such as accepting responsibility for one’s own actions, setting personal goals, promoting a strong work ethic.
    • e) Exposure to and appreciation for the artistic expressions of self and others.

    (500 words maximum)
  • The school board:
    • a) Develops measurable goals.
    • b) Implements its goals and measures its progress in achieving those goals.

    (500 words maximum)
  • The following can be included:
    • a) Board self-evaluation
    • b) Board retreats
    • c) Professional development
    • d) Board goal-setting

    (500 words maximum)
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    • a) Board communication.
    • b) District-wide communication and development.
    • c) Examples of continuous improvement throughout the district.
    • d) Evidence of leadership by all district employees.

    (500 words maximum)