Qualifications for Nomination
The Estabrook PTO Outstanding Service Award is intended to honor major commitments of service to the Estabrook Community. An individual may receive the Award only once in a lifetime.
- be an individual. The Estabrook PTO Outstanding Service Award cannot be given to a corporation, business, or group.
- have demonstrated a significant volume, impact, and/or notable high quality of service work toward the betterment of the Estabrook school body. Examples include, but are not limited to, long-term volunteer work that spans multiple years and includes the majority of the academic year, contributions to the development of timely and relevant curriculum for Estabrook students, and event organization with a large-scale community-building impact.
- have organized or contributed to significantly activities, events, and/or curriculum enrichment that positively affect the Estabrook students, families, teacher/staff, school space, and/or community experience.
Nominees do not have to be members of the PTO. Nominees do not have to have dependents enrolled at Estabrook. Any individual who meets the above criteria may be nominated, including current PTO Board members.
The Estabrook PTO Outstanding Service Award may not be presented every year if no candidate is clearly identified as meeting the level of excellence established by past recipients of the award.
The Estabrook PTO will put out a call to its membership for nominations. Any member in good standing may put forth one nomination. The nomination period must be open for a minimum of two weeks. Estabrook PTO Board will collect the nominations and vote on the award winner based on the names given by the community. If a current Board member is nominated s/he will recuse themself from the voting process.
The Board will take into account not only the service commitment of each nominee, but his/her history of public recognition for the services provided. Traditionally less visible nominees might be considered with stronger favor than those whose work and relationship to the work is highly publicized.
The Award will be announced and bestowed at the year-end general meeting.