MSBA and FutureBuilders established the scholarship program in memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students was improved as a result of his work.
A $750 scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. The statewide winner will be selected from this group of Regional Winners.
You can find out more about the scholarship by visiting the FutureBuilders website by clicking here .
The MSBA FutureBuilders Early Childhood Education Program of the Year is designed to reward public school districts that have implemented programs to advance quality early educational opportunities for children.
To be eligible for the award, the school district must be a member of Missouri School Boards' Association and must offer a high quality pre-k program. Award recipients are selected by the MSBA FutureBuilders Board based on their innovative approaches and outstanding ability to engage and support the development of the children in their care and on their overall commitment to early childhood education.
Finalists are invited to present a session, detailing their program, at the MSBA Annual Conference where the winner is announced during a General Session.
For more information regarding this award please click here to visit the FutureBuilders website.
The Governance Team Award (formerly Leadership Team Award) provides MSBA the opportunity to recognize school boards and their superintendent for commitment to continuous improvement through ongoing professional development, regional and statewide leadership, and active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools and the students they serve.
District status on the award criteria may be checked at any time by examining each board member’s transcript of attendance and credits under Account information on the MSBA website.
- The district is a member of MSBA
- All seven board members have completed Essential Certified Board Member certification by MSBA or have been grandfathered from the requirement.
- At least two board members have achieved Advanced board member certification.
- At least one board member has attained the Master board member certification.
- At least a quorum of the board and the superintendent attended the most recent MSBA/MASA Annual Conference.
- At least a quorum of the board and the superintendent attended the most recent MSBA Spring or Fall Regional Meeting.
- A representative attended the most recent Legislative Forum.
- A board member representative participated in at least one delegate assembly during the year.
How do I know if my leadership team is eligible for the award?
District status on the award criteria may be checked at any time by examining each board members’ transcript of attendance and credits under Account information on the MSBA website. The superintendent or board secretary can access all district board member transcripts. Individual board member transcripts can be accessed by each board member.
The Governance Team Award checklist may be helpful in checking your status in meeting all criteria.
If you have questions or need assistance in checking your board’s status on the award criteria, contact the Board Development Department at (573) 445-9920 extension 329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Outstanding Boards of Education Awards Program is Under Construction!!
The MSBA Outstanding Boards of Education Awards (OBOE) will not be awarded in 2012 as the Board Development Committee and MSBA staff work to revise the award process. The MSBA Board of Directors (BOD) approved the revision process in its April meeting. The new OBOE will be based on the core components of the Vision Missouri Project, and each award will be criterion-based with specific rubrics created to score each application written to the criteria. The document below outlines the revision process and the rationale that supports the BOD decision.
The criteria will be presented at the 2012 MSBA/MASA Fall Conference, and the rubrics will be developed soon after. Award information and applications will be available in the spring of 2013. Please keep tuned for the latest developments!
2011 Outstanding Boards of Education
When the OBOE program was revised in 2011, it provided an expanded opportunity to recognize and disseminate effective practices for outstanding board practices. The finalist applications for the 2011 Outstanding Boards of Education Awards are listed below so you can learn more about their effective practices in various aspects of governance.
Student Performance Finalists
Facilities & Budget Finalists
Parent & Community Engagement Finalists
Details about the 2011 Outstanding Boards of Education program are described in the following resources.
Information about the 2012 program will be available by May 2012.
If you need additional information, contact the Board Development Department at 800-221-6722, ext 329 or email@example.com