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. .