State Board of Education News

Nominate volunteers for the 2019 Heroes for Children Award

Each school day thousands of Texans volunteer their time in the state’s more than 8,700 schools. Recognize the contributions of your local volunteers by nominating them for the State Board of Education’s Heroes for Children Award.

Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. (CDT) June 14.
A Texas resident who gives time, service, or support to the public schools and students may be nominated for the award. However, elected officials and educational employees are ineligible.
Each year, the 15 SBOE members select one award recipient from each of their districts. Last year’s 15 recipients donated a total of 223 years of service to Texas schools.
The board has recognized 450 outstanding school volunteers with this award since its creation in 1994.
Examples of volunteer service provided by past Heroes include activities such as mentoring children, assisting teachers, organizing fundraisers, spearheading bond campaigns, and doing much more to help create happy, thriving school cultures.
This year, the recipients will be recognized at the board’s Sept. 13 meeting in Austin. Each recipient will receive a plaque and a resolution. Their names will also be engraved on a perpetual plaque outside the board room.
The nomination form and additional information can be found at .