– Does your school district partner with a local business that provides
mentoring, donations or volunteer efforts in your schools? Would you like to
recognize this outstanding partner with a state award?
State Board of Education (SBOE) is currently accepting applications for the 2014
Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award. Texas employers who encourage
and support employee participation in school activities are eligible to be
Texas employer is eligible, including private businesses, nonprofit
organizations and governmental and educational entities that meet the criteria.
Employers will be eligible to receive an award at one of three levels: Bronze,
Silver, or Gold. Eligibility is based on the business or organization meeting
the following criteria:
- Bronze – An
employer that implements a policy to encourage and support employees
who attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Silver – An
employer that meets the requirements of bronze, and implements a policy
to encourage and support employees who volunteer in school activities.
- Gold – An
employer that meets the requirements of silver, and implements a policy
to encourage and support employees who participate in student mentoring
programs in schools.
EEE program requires a business to submit an application to the Texas Education
The application form is available online; it can be downloaded
and mailed to the address on the application form, or filled out online and submitted
the application is received, the Commissioner of Education’s designee will
review the applications and make recommendations to the SBOE regarding
businesses or organizations that should receive an award, as well as the level
of recognition. The SBOE may approve or modify those recommendations.
SBOE will honor the recipient(s) with an award that includes the level of
recognition. The EEE awards will be valid for three years. At the end of
three years, an entity may reapply for the same level of recognition or for a
higher level if it meets the criteria.
complete EEE application must be emailed or postmarked by June 27 to: Texas Education Agency, Communications Division, Employers for Education Excellence Award,
1701 Congress Avenue, Room 2-180,
Austin, Texas 78701 The application can
be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
additional information, e-mail or call the Communications Division at (512)
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