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SBOE Awards and Recognition

SBOE Heroes for Children Award

The State Board of Education established the Heroes for Children award program in 1994. The award is designed to recognize excellence in advocacy for education and to highlight the many outstanding volunteers whose efforts represent significant contributions to public school education in Texas. 

State Board of Education Heroes for Children Awards recognizes individuals who volunteer time, effort, and support to public schools and students. Any Texas resident who gives time, effort, service, and support to public schools and students, with the exception of elected officials and educational employees, can be nominated.

SBOE Student Heroes Awards

State Board of Education Student Heroes Awards program recognizes outstanding Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who assist other students.

Employers for Education Excellence

The Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) award was established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature. Its purpose is to recognize Texas employers that encourage and support employees who actively participate in school activities and promote volunteerism in the public schools.