Mar 26, 2019

K-12 Awards deadline extended to April 30

BURNABY – The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30 with award categories updated.

An additional category, Outstanding Support – School Community, for support staff eligible to CUPE members who work as bus drivers, crossing guards, student supervisors, aboriginal cultural facilitators, custodians, maintenance/tradespeople, and clerical workers was added this year. Education assistants and Aboriginal support workers are eligible in the Outstanding Support – Teaching Assistant category.

“We are pleased that the work our members do in schools throughout B.C. is recognized and we encourage locals to nominate members for these awards,” said CUPE K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Adding another support category makes these awards inclusive and open to all CUPE members who provide excellent service in B.C.’s schools.”

Full details on categories and the nomination process are available online, along with nomination forms.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education celebrate the contributions of teachers, administrators and support staff who make a difference in B.C. schools and who are “vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province.” Nominations will now close on April 30, 2019.

Meet the 2018 CUPE finalists and award winner here.

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