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Board Policy 5126: Awards For Achievement

Original Adopted Date: 05/10/2018| Last Revised Date: 6/10/2021




The San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) encourages excellence as a goal for all students and wishes to publicly recognize students for exemplary achievement in academic, artistic, extracurricular, athletic, and community service activities.

SBCOE School Awards

Student awards may include verbal recognition, a letter, a certificate, a Board resolution, public ceremony, trophy, gift, plaque, or monetary gift.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop criteria for the selection of student award recipients.

State Seal of Civic Engagement

The Superintendent or designee shall present the State Seal of Civic Engagement to each student who demonstrates excellence in civics education and participation and has demonstrated an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government.  (Education Code 51470-51474)

All SBCOE students shall be afforded the opportunity to earn the State Seal of Civic Engagement, regardless of their background, communities, or experiences. No student shall be denied such opportunity based on academic ability, alternative school setting, or unique or unconventional expression of civic engagement.