Staff Recognition Nominations
Board Approves District Award Program
The Board of Education has approved a district recognition program to
recognize staff members monthly for outstanding work in support of
student learning. It is designed with the intention to recognize USD 415-
Hiawatha Public Schools employees that go above and beyond to meet the
academic, social, and emotional needs of our district’s students.
Staff may be nominated for this award by any stakeholder group: fellow
colleagues, administration, Board members, parents, patrons, and/or students
with the attached form.
Nominations are due the first of every month, October 1st through May 1st
at the District Office. All nominations not chosen one month will be
carried forward for consideration the following month. A staff member may
win only once in a given school year.
The special committee appointed by the Superintendent has both classified
and certified staff who confidentially consider nominations and approves
award winners at a monthly meeting held the week prior to the BOE packet
due date. The USD #415 Recognition Awards will be awarded at the regular
monthly Board meeting held the second Monday of each month.
Two awards may be given monthly: (1) certified staff member and (1)
classified staff member.
The winners receive a letter from the superintendent of their pending
recognition, and are invited to attend the next scheduled Board of Education
meeting for recognition at the beginning of the meeting. The Superintendent
will read excerpts from the nomination(s) forms, and the Superintendent and
Board President will award a framed certificate.
All nominators will be kept anonymous.