Welcome to CSBA Golden Awards

Applications for all the awards will be open on April 1, 2024 and the deadline to submit is midnight on June 28, 2024.

CSBA believes in recognizing the extraordinary work school districts and county offices of education engage in across California. That’s why we are proud to announce the opening of this year’s Golden Awards program!

These awards honor the hard work and dedication of governing boards and district staff in creating innovative programs that improve student achievement and well-being in the state’s preK-12 public schools. They also recognize effective governance and boardsmanship of an individual board member and the important role education journalists play in creating awareness in the community.

Learn more about our three programs below or find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.

 Recognizing individual school board members and governance teams who exemplify best practices in effective governance and boardsmanship.

Recognition of fair, insightful and accurate reporting on public school news by individual print, broadcast and online news media representatives.