Employer Commendation Program

Would you like to thank your employer for supporting you and your work as a school board member?

Every January, the VSBA Employer Commendation Program provides school board members with the opportunity to thank their employers for providing the support and/or encouragement that is often needed to perform school board duties. Upon the recommendation of any Virginia school board member who is employed full-time, the VSBA executive director will send a letter of commendation to the board member's employer and a certificate suitable for framing and display. These awards serve to:

  • Remind employers that school board service is an essential and demanding avocation;
  • Encourage constructive dialogue concerning local education topics;
  • Reinforce the employer's existing commitment to school board service; and
  • Encourage other employees to consider participating in the educational process or to lend their support to those who do.

The deadline to submit for the 2017 program has passed. Be on the lookout for information on the 2018 program in late 2017.