Policy 499 - Employee Recognition Compensation
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the district in providing proper incentives and improvement of employee morale through district recognition of staff.
“Recognition” means the acknowledgement of exemplary work or effort and/or years of service.
III. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
A. The school district shall provide recognition awards for employees for exemplary work or effort and/or years of service whenever fiscally possible. This form of in-kind compensation shall include, but is not limited to, recognition meals, plaques and similar awards. It shall not include cash or gift card payments of any kind.
B. Nothing in this policy sets a precedent for the presence or absence of recognition awards on a year-to-year basis.
C. The funding source for employee recognition events and/or items will come from donations.
Adopted: January 13, 2004
Revised: July 7, 2015
Reviewed: March 21, 2017
Revised: May 21, 2019
Revised: July 20, 2021