Ohio Boards of Distinction Award Sample District

The Ohio Boards of Distinction Award requires a board of education to collectively earn 600 points in an approximately two-year cycle. Each board member must contribute a minimum of 100 points to the total. Below is an example of how a board could earn the points required for the award.

Sample School District Board of Education

Board member 1

Board member 2

Board member 3

Board member 4

Board member 5

January-March 2020          
Participated in district new board member orientation 5 5 5 5 5
Participated in winter 2020 OSBA Book Club   5 5   5
           
April-June 2020          
Reviewed and approved updates to all district distance learning  policies and district emergency plan 5 5 5 5 5
           
July-September 2020          
Created and began an official board self-assessment process 10 10 10 10 10
Reviewed and reinvested in district goal/strategic plan 10 10 10 10 10
Attend OSBA regional fall conference     5    
Participated in fall OSBA Book Club     5 5 5
Board members attend ESC Leadership Academy session   5 5 5  
           
October-December 2020          
Attend OSBA Capital Conference 25 25 25 25 25
Attend diversity and equity spotlight session at OSBA Capital Conference 10 10 10 10 10
           
January-March 2021          
Begin process of reviewing other districts' board handbooks to use as template to create one for your district 5 5 5 5 5
Attend OSBAState Legislative Conference   10   10  
Board members attend ESC Leadership Academy session     5    
           
April-June 2021          
Attend OSBA regional spring conference   5 5 5 5
Attend OSBA Board Leadership Institute 20 20 20 20 20
Board members earn OSBA Service Award (S in STAR Awards)     5   5
Board members earn OSBA Training Award (T in STAR Awards)   5 5 5  
           
July-September 2021          
Attend OSBA regional fall conference 5   5   5
Participated in fall OSBA Book Club 5   5 5 5
Board members earn OSBA Aptitude Award (A in STAR Awards)     10    
Board members earn OSBA Master Board Member Award     20    
           
October-December 2021          
Attend OSBA Capital Conference   25 25 25 25
           
Subtotal of points per board member 100 145 195 150 145
           
Total points for Sample School District Board of Education   735      
Total of at least 600 points?   yes      
At least 100 per board member?   yes      
This board earns the Ohio Boards of Distinction Award in November 2021?   yes