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Celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January

January is a great time to celebrate your hard-working school board members and educate the public about the important role that a school board plays in our communities and schools. Although showing appreciation should be a year-round process, taking advantage of the designated School Board Recognition Month ensures that these important people receive some of the thanks they deserve.

Share your district's activities: Submit details, photos or video links to your district's School Board Recognition Month celebrations and OSBA will highlight them on the OSBA website and in the Journal magazine. Complete your online submission by Feb. 8.

Gov. DeWine recognized January as School Board Recognition Month

Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted issued a proclamation recognizing January as School Board Recognition Month. The proclamation honors school board members for their important role in "creating and monitoring district plans to make sure students have the tools and skills to reach their full potential."

2024 School Board Recognition Month planning kit

Each year, OSBA prepares a School Board Recognition Month tool kit to help districts recognize their local board members. The kit, centered on the theme Launching Our Next Generation, is full of ideas for honoring board members and letting the community know about their many contributions. A large poster and personalized certificates will be mailed directly to district superintendents in late December for use at January recognition events.

The kit includes:


Use these social media graphics to show your school board appreciation during School Board Recognition Month 2024. Remember to use #SchoolBoardMonth on Twitter and Instagram to share how your district is celebrating!

To use one of the images:

  1. Select the image or link.
  2. Right-click and save the full-size image to your computer.

2024 School Board Recognition Month logo: jpg • png • pdf

To use one of the images:

  1. Select the image.
  2. Right-click and save the full-size image to your computer.

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Use these images throughout January to show appreciation for your school board.Don’t forget to use #SchoolBoardMonth.

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