In the Spotlight
Illinois Outstanding School Board President
District 230 School Board President Richard J. Nogal was honored with the 2018 Thomas Lay Burroughs Award for the State's Outstanding School Board President by Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Board Member Kevin Settle on Sunday.
“President Nogal’s leadership in District 230 captures all of the qualities the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award represents,” said Settle. “His whole community mindset led him to create Community Connections meetings that bring together partner school boards, mayors, police and fire chiefs, and township and county officials in dialogue to improve and uplift their communities collectively. President Nogal championed collaborative leadership in a decision-making structure that welcomes the sharing of ideas and expertise of board members, administrators, teachers, staff and community members. The Board’s Education, Students Services and Finance Committees meet monthly to share insights that guide the Board’s annual goals.”
In accepting the award, Nogal remarked, “I am honored and humbled. I accept the award not individually but on behalf of the entire board and administration...In District 230 we work closely with our Superintendent and our entire school community to establish, achieve and monitor goals and set a common vision for the benefit of our students. Our Board and Superintendent challenge each other to perform at the highest level and to seek continuous improvement throughout the district.”