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Employee Recognition Program

Standing Ovation
WPS Employee Recognition Program

What is Standing Ovation?

  • Standing Ovation is the district’s new employee recognition program. The purpose of Standing Ovation is to create a culture of recognition and to reward exemplary behavior outside the regular scope of employment.

How does it work?

  • Each School Principal and Director may nominate up to one staff member per month for demonstrating exemplary behavior
  • All district employees are eligible to be nominated for going above and beyond
  • All nominations will include a short narrative to describe the behavior or actions demonstrated and will be reviewed by Human Resources (HR) to ensure program criteria is met.
  • Each month, HR will notify the recognized employees. 
  • There is no limit to how many times or how often someone can be nominated or awarded.

What does the lucky employee receive?

  • A certificate of achievement with a copy placed in their personnel file
  • Recognition on all video displays throughout the district
  • Recognition on all district social media
  • Recognition at the next school committee meeting
  • Honorary t-shirt
  • Lunch on the Superintendent
  • Standing Ovations all around!