In recognition of the importance of professional development, the WASB awards points to board members who participate in WASB and NSBA (National School Boards Association) activities. These include:
Attending or presenting at WASB or NSBA events;
Serving on WASB committees;
Serving on non-WASB committees on behalf of the WASB; or
Serving as a delegate to the WASB Delegate Assembly.
A specified number of points is assigned each activity, ranging from two to 30 points.
The annual Member Recognition Program runs from July 1 through June 30, and points are cumulative from year-to-year. Each August, the WASB sends out a Member Recognition Report, which reflects WASB programs attended for that year and the total accumulated points. Qualifying board members receive pins and certificates at their Regional Meeting that fall.
If every member of your board has received or will receive a member recognition award, your district is eligible for special recognition. To receive this recognition, contact the WASB.
New board members are encouraged to utilize the Introduction to School Board Service Program - a component of the Member Recognition Program. The Introduction to School Board Service Program is a professional development guide intended to help new board members select sessions, workshops and other trainings that cover a wide range of topics. Members who participate in the voluntary program earn additional Member Recognition Points.