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District Employee Recognition Program


Program Overview

The Gilroy Unified School District Employee Recognition Program recognizes and celebrates the valuable contributions of District employees to its students, schools and community.

Each school year, twelve employees from each of the District’s three bargaining units (GTA, CSEA, GFP) and management team will be recognized at a GUSD Board Meeting.  The celebrants will include one employee from each of the following areas: certificated, classified, para educator and management.

Nomination submissions and award recognition will occur in the following months*:

  • October Recognition (Nomination period – September)

  • January Recognition (Nomination period – December)

  • April Recognition (Nomination period – March)


  1. All regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for nomination.

  2. Nominated employees shall be in good standing.

  3. Recognition recipients will be eligible to be conferred with the honor again after five years.


  • All employees may nominate another employee for recognition.

  • Nomination submissions are available through an online fillable form located to the right of this page.

Review Committee

Members of the committee will review the nominations and submit the finalist to the Cabinet for final selection.

The committee is comprised of the following:

  • A member from the District Office 

  • A principal or assistant principal

  • Three District-wide staff members consisting of one certificated, one classified and one para educator

Recipient Recognition

Recipients will be invited to a Board meeting where they will be recognized and presented with their recognition award. Family, friends and colleagues are invited and encouraged to attend the special recognition.


* Recognition for the 2017-18 school year took place at the May 17, 2018 GUSD Board Meeting.  

Employee Recognition Nomination Form

Online Employee Recognition Form

Important dates to remember:


Opportunities to submit nominations will begin in August 2018.