Congratulations to the Northwestern school board for being named a Gold Level board by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota!

ASBSD Board Recognition Program - ALL
The ASBSD Board Recognition Program is designed to recognize school boards for their
dedicated and ethical service to the students of South Dakota. Very few, if any, school board
members serve for the attention and accolades of board service. However, ASBSD recognizes
the time, effort, and commitment put forth by Board members not only in regular board
meetings, but also through activities and training opportunities offered through ASBSD, and
demonstrated leadership through local, state, and national meetings, committees, and assemblies.
This program will recognize board members’ participation in outside activities, board
development and training, and demonstrated leadership at various areas and levels.
How does the recognition program work?
By participating in ASBSD activities, training opportunities and demonstrating leadership at the
local, state and national level, board members accumulate points to achieve awards. For each
level of award, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, point totals are counted in three separate categories. In
order to qualify for any board award, some points must be earned in all three categories.
We describe them as ALL; ACT, LEARN, LEAD.
ACT: Activities in this category demonstrate participation at various board functions. Examples
would include attending Annual Convention, Delegate Assembly or the NSBA national
convention. This category is measured, and points are assigned, as to the functions a board
member has attended.
LEARN: Activities in this category center around board member training opportunities board
members have attended and completed. Examples would include attending face to face training
sessions for board specific workshops or participating in ASBSD regional events, webinars or
online courses. Points are assigned based on the learning opportunity and participation.
LEAD: Activities in this category focus on leadership events or activities where board members
take on a leadership role or participate in leadership training. Examples would
include serving as state board officer, attending the President’s Workshop, or representing your
District at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly. Points are assigned based upon the position or role
held and activity participation.
Points are totaled throughout the fiscal year (July1-June 30), but GAVEL Training counts for a
total of three years (past, present, and future) under Learning Opportunities.