The School Board Recognition Award is presented to a School Board of a public school system in the State of Maryland that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district and community. The state-level award recognizes districts that have included in their programs all four major arts disciplines, (visual arts, music, theatre, and dance), offered as part of the instructional school day. The current award recipient from Maryland along with former state-level winners will be eligible to be selected as the Maryland State candidate nominated for consideration in a national pool of nominees for the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education (KCAAEN)/National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. This national award, administered by KCAAEN/NSBA, provides a cash award of $10,000 to use for arts education programs, and a plaque which is presented at the National School Boards Association Annual Conference.
Call for Nominations: 2011 School Board Recognition Award for Outstanding Support of the Arts in Education – Maryland State.
The Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) in conjunction with the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) are pleased to provide the 2011 School Board Recognition Award – State of Maryland nomination materials.
Information, 2011 application forms, and the 2010 winning school board application and press release may be accessed by clicking on the following links:
- Call for Nominations
- School Board Award Nomination Forms
- NSBA - KCAAEN Press Release
- NSBA - KCAAEN 2010 Winning Submission
Additional information for the national level is available for review at Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education website, simply click on KCAAEN-NSBA Award Guidelines.