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Nominations Open for Top School Volunteers for SBOE Heroes for Children Award

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren.

Individual volunteers may be nominated for this recognition. However, educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are ineligible for the award.

Established in 1994, the award provides a way for school communities to publicly recognize volunteers who mentor children, assist teachers, organize fundraisers and do so much more to help create happy, thriving school cultures.

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. 15, 2017. Each winner receives a plaque and a copy of a resolution approved by the board recognizing their service. Each recipient’s name is also engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs outside the State Board of Education board room at the Texas Education Agency headquarters.

The nomination form is available online at http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Awards/Heroes_for_Children_Award/.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26. Applications may be emailed toHeroes@tea.texas.gov or faxed to (512) 936-4319.

They may also be mailed to:

Heroes for Children
State Board of Education Support Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 1-109
Austin, Texas 78701-1494

Information courtesy of State Board of Education

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