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STARS Information 2022-2023
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Elko County School District

Employee Recognition STARS Program

2022-2023 School Year

Program Parameters

Whereas it is the intent of the Elko County School District to pay tribute to those who support the goals and objectives of the school district and in an effort to honor its teachers and support staff—the district’s most valuable resource, the Employee Recognition STARS Program has been developed. Above all, this program has been designed to recognize those individuals who demonstrate exceptional performance and commitment to the education of all students served by the district’s schools. In the area of instructional practice, this program has been designed to recognize teachers who encourage the independence of thought in their students and who also affirm the district’s responsibility to do everything possible to enable each student to reach the one educational goal which remains eternally steadfast; the acquisition and application of knowledge.

While it is impossible to recognize every well-deserving employee who fits the above description, the intent of this program is to identify, select, and celebrate staff members who epitomize the image of a high quality Elko County School District employee. For local recognition purposes, the individuals selected do not need to be a classroom teacher and could be any employee who provides services at any Elko County School District school. Two employees will be selected on a monthly basis beginning in September 2022 through June 2023; one certified employee and one classified employee. All nominations will remain confidential and anonymous, unless the nominator chooses otherwise, and can be submitted by anyone (self-nominations will be rejected by the committee and all nominations will be verified). Nominations will be received through submission by electronic form according to the following schedule:






August 23, 2022, 5 p.m. PST


January 24, 2023, 5 p.m. PST


September 27, 2022, 5 p.m. PST


February 21, 2023, 5 p.m. PST


October 25, 2022, 5 p.m. PST


March 21, 2023, 5 p.m. PST


November 18, 2022, 5 p.m. PST


April 25, 2023, 5 p.m. PST


December 13, 2022, 5 p.m. PST


May 23, 2023, 5 p.m. PST

A committee consisting of community representatives, appointed by the Superintendent and Chair of STARS Committee, shall make all selections based upon the Criteria for Nomination.

STARS Committee Members

The committee members shall consist of members from Elko County representing some or all of the following community areas. A representative from:

ECSD Board of Trustees

Community Business/Industry

Media (Radio, TV, or Newspaper)


Rural Representatives

Members of the Employee Recognition STARS Committee are to be selected based upon the premise of qualified individuals who can make a fair and impartial decision regarding the submitted nominations. Final selections of employees to be recognized are to be based upon the nomination information and any other information obtained during the committee’s work. The committee’s selection will be presented to the Board of Trustees at a public meeting. Aside from validating the criteria used for selection of those candidates who have been nominated, no Elko County School District administrator or current employee will be involved in the selection process.

Criteria for Nomination

Considerations for nomination may be based on some or all of the following criteria:

A teacher (certified) or support staff member (classified) who:

Nomination Process

The nomination online form is to be completed by the person making the nomination (nominator). Announcement of the STARS of the Month will be made public by the Employee Recognition STARS Committee after the deadline for each month. The nomination form must be submitted electronically.


You can find STARS information and nomination form at Click here for the direct link to the nomination form. (