Certified and Classified Employees of the Quarter Program

  • We are pleased to announce the creation of the Grand Forks Public Schools’ Certified and Classified Employees of the Quarter Program. Nominations are now open for the Certified and Classified Employee of the 3rd Quarter (2019-2020 School Year).

    The purpose of the program is to recognize excellence as accomplished by certified and classified employees of Grand Forks Public Schools. To be considered for the award, the employee must be a valuable asset to the Grand Forks Public Schools community through their job duties, leadership in their school/department/program, membership in a professional organization, etc. Additionally, the employee must be involved in the community in which they live, through volunteer work, civic responsibilities, etc.

    The Certified and Classified Employees of the Quarter Program applies to all full- and part-time employees who have worked in the Grand Forks Public Schools system for at least one calendar year. The Certified and Classified Employees of the Quarter Program is reviewed periodically and subject to change without notice. 

    • Examples of certified employees include teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and school psychologists.
    • Examples of classified employees include custodians, nurses, paraprofessionals, receptionists, secretaries/assistants, in addition to building and ground employees (carpenter, maintenance, electrician, HVAC mechanic, etc.), child nutrition (cooks, cook managers, drivers, etc.), and district personnel (accounting, secretaries/assistants, payroll, etc.).
    • Note: administrators (including principals and associate principals) are not eligible for this program.

    Nominations are open to the entire community. A 5-person district committee will use a scoring rubric (1-4) to evaluate each applicant on the criteria listed below. Committee members will first individually score the applications, and will then discuss their scoring in order to reach consensus on a Certified and Classified employee of each quarter. The award recipients will receive a plaque and be recognized at a Grand Forks School Board meeting. Please click here to view the rubric the nominations will be scored on.

    Nominations are now open and will close at the end of day March 2nd, 2020. The Certified and Classified Employees of the 3rd Quarter will be recognized at an upcoming Grand Forks School Board meeting.