Application Process

Nominations are now open for the 2019-2020 J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Award. All districts are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding programs. The awards will be presented at our annual awards ceremony on May 8, 2020.

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. 

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Nomination Guidelines

Evaluation Procedure

Entries will be scored according to the program rubric. A committee selected by the Executive Board will do the paper evaluation screening and site visits during March and April 2019 will verify the information submitted. The SMCSBA Executive Board will make a final review and applicants will be notified by letter or email whether or not they have received an award. The superintendent will be notified by letter of the status of his/her district’s application(s).

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Amy Koo at or Kalimah Salahuddin at

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3rd Annual SMCOE Excellence in Education & Equity Award

SMCSBA is pleased to announce that the San Mateo County Office of Education will again sponsor the Excellence in Education and Equity Award at the Kent Awards celebration. The award will recognize a team of educators from among the Kent Award winners to celebrate the collaborative work being done in the county to support students. There is no separate application process to be eligible for this award.

Important Links

Kent Award Online Application

Program Rubric

Emily Garfield Award 2019

Upcoming Events

  1. SMCSBA Equity Network – Session #3

    February 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. SMCSBA Equity Network – Session #4

    February 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. February 24, 2020 SMCSBA General Membership Dinner Meeting

    February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. March 9, 2020 SMCSBA General Membership Dinner Meeting

    March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. SMCSBA Equity Network – Session #5

    April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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