AUSTIN — The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Volunteers may be nominated by individuals or by organizations. Educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are not eligible to be nominated.

The nomination form is available here.

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 Sept. 16, 2016. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. May 27.

Applications should be sent to:
Heroes for Children
Communications Division, Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 2-186
Austin, TX 78701-1494

Applications may also be emailed to, or faxed to 512-463-9838.