Without the support and generous contributions of individuals and corporations throughout the state, the CSBA Golden Bell Awards program would not be possible. We wish to recognize our 2018 Golden Bell sponsors and express deep appreciation for their support of excellence in education. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for details.

Monetary Awards

Golden Bell Award winners in selected program categories will be eligible to receive a monetary award. Winners will be announced in October.

$5,000 Award

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F3 Student Awards

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is proud to offer the “Going Green” education scholarship for winning programs that are site-based and student led in the Energy and Environmental Innovation Programs category. One winner will be selected to receive this $5,000 sponsorship award. For more information, please visit the F3 Awards website.

$1,000 Award

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United Association California Apprenticeship Coordinators

The Career Technical Education category is sponsored by United Association California Apprenticeship Coordinators. One winner in this category will be selected to receive this award and $1,000.

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CSBA Business Affiliates

CSBA’s Business Affiliate Program established five Golden Bell Award Sponsorships of $1,000 each. One winner in each category below will be selected to receive a $1,000 sponsorship award:

  • Closing the Achievement Gap through LCAP Implementation category sponsored by Professional Business Affiliates
  • Curriculum & Instruction through the California Standards Implementation: Integrated Content category sponsored by Associate Business Affiliates
  • Community Schools Through Partnerships and Collaboration category sponsored by Industry Leader Business Affiliates
  • Early Childhood Education category sponsored by Principal Business Affiliates
  • Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment/ Retention category sponsored by Premier Business Affiliates

Additional Awards

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Apple for Excellence award

The California County Boards of Education Apple for Excellence award recognizes outstanding programs administered by county office of education reflecting the depth and breadth of a county education program necessary to address students’ changing needs. Awards will be chosen from the Golden Bell County Offices of Education category winners. For more information, visit the CCBE website .


California Community Partnership Award

Cities Counties Schools Partnership created the California Community Partnership Award to recognize outstanding community partnerships. Awards will be chosen from the Golden Bell Community Schools through Partnerships and Collaboration category winners. The CCS Partnership is sponsored by CSBA, the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. For more information about the California Community Partnership Awards, visit the CCS Partnership website

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GOAL Award

The California Advisory Commission on Special Education created the Grazer Outstanding Achievement Learning (GOAL) award program. Awards will be chosen from the Golden Bell Special Education category winners. Programs will be judged based on the GOAL award scoring rubric, including demonstrating success for students with disabilities, incorporating innovative or highly effective design elements, being easily replicable and sustainable, establishing connections with stakeholders, and overall effectiveness in serving students with disabilities. For more information visit the California Department of Education website.