Brookfield Local Schools Board of Education member Ronda Bonekovic has received the 2023 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) STAR Service Award! The Service Award is a distinct award and is part of the OSBA’s STAR Awards program recognizing Service, Training, Aptitude, and Recognition. Board members must earn a required number of points in a three-year period for service and training and then receive an 80% score on an aptitude test in order to be recognized as a model board member. Of the 3,400 board members in Ohio, just 52 are receiving a STAR Award from OSBA this year.
In an email sent to the district, OSBA says, “Your efforts reflect a true commitment toward public education and the importance you attach to your role as a school board member. Thank you for your dedication.”
“I am shocked and overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected to receive one of the 52 STAR Awards,” Bonekovic says. “It is an honor to have my years of service as a School Board member recognized. Though there have been some challenges along the way, I have always tried to make choices that support the advancement and betterment of the students, staff, and community of Brookfield. It has been my pleasure to have served the Brookfield Local School District for all these years.”
Bonekovic has been a member of the Brookfield Board of Education since January 2010. She will be recognized for her STAR Service Award at the OSBA’s spring conference in March. Congratulations Ronda, we appreciate your dedication to the Brookfield Local School District!