Dear ASBA Members,
Citing the meaningful contributions that school governing boards make to public education and are responsible for providing leadership that ensures a clear, shared vision of public education for their schools, Governor Katie Hobbs has proclaimed January 2023 as School Board Recognition Month in Arizona.
Governor Hobbs signed and read the proclamation and thanked ASBA’s Board of Directors who traveled from all over the state to witness the historical moment. This is the first time in history that a Governor in Arizona has recognized School Board Recognition Month in January. View the full proclamation here.
Districts across the state recognized school board members throughout the month. Glendale ESD celebrated their board members with a large display of thank you cards from students and staff, signs with their images, and sang “We Are Family” to them. Chandler USD thanked board members with a large banner and giant posters from students in the schools they serve displayed in the board meeting room. The Agua Fria HS District posted special graphics on social media recognizing each board member.
Each year, ASBA prepares a School Board Recognition Month planning kit to help districts recognize their local school board. The kit is full of ideas for honoring board members and letting the community know about their many contributions. View ASBA’s resource pages on our website’s Resource Bank. ASBA members have full access to the Resource Bank.
Follow ASBA on Facebook and Twitter as we celebrate school board members and all you do. Thank you for your extraordinary service to help Arizona students thrive, and your commitment to your local school district and community.