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TEA News Releases Online Feb. 25, 2016

Nominations now open for SBOE Heroes for Children program

AUSTIN — The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren.

Volunteers may be nominated by individuals or by organizations. Educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are not eligible to be nominated.

The nomination form is available at the Texas Education Agency website at

The State Board of Education will select 15 Heroes for Children—one person from each of the 15 SBOE districts. Heroes will be honored during the State Board of Education’s meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27.  Applications should be sent to:

Heroes for Children
Communications Division, Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 2-186
Austin, Texas 78701-1494  

Applications may also be emailed to, or faxed to (512) 463-9838. For more information, please contact DeEtta Culbertson in the TEA Communications and SBOE Support Office by phone at (512) 463-9839 or by email at

A reminder that nominations for the State Board of Education’s Student Heroes program are due by Friday, March 11. Information about the Student Heroes program can also be found on the TEA website at