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Aplus Employee Awards Questions & Answers

Who can submit nominations?

Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominations for the Aplus awards will be accepted from colleagues, parents, students, community members or anyone with a vested interest in the education of the Papillion-La Vista School District.

How will the winners be selected?

A committee of six District administrators, including elementary and secondary principals and central office directors, under the direction of Dr. Rikli and the Assistant Superintendents, will select the award winners.
What do the award winners receive?
Thanks to the funding from the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation, one elementary teacher, one secondary teacher, and one classified staff member will receive a cash prize of $2,500 each.  The rookie employee will receive a $1,250. All winners will be recognized as a part of a display at the central office.


How do I submit the nomination?

A complete nomination package must be submitted by April 17, 2015.  The nomination package must include:
  • One nomination form.
  • Two supporting letters from anyone familiar with the nominee but not the supervisor of the nominee.
  • One Supervisor form, completed by the supervisor and submitted independently by the deadline.

You can submit the nomination via:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Attention Aplus Awards Papillion-La Vista School District, 420 S. Washington, St. Papillion, NE 68046
  • Deliver: you can deliver to the central office at the above address.

How will the supervisor know to complete the supervisor form?

The individual completing the nomination form should contact the supervisor and ask them to complete the supervisor form and submit it independently by the deadline. The supervisor should only complete the supervisor form. He or she should not write a supporting letter.  

Can more than two supporting letters be submitted with the nomination?

No.  The nomination package is complete with the nomination form and ONLY two supporting letters.  If more than two letters are received, two letters will be randomly selected and submitted with the nomination form.  

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at the All Staff End of the Year Celebration on May 15 at Sumtur Amphitheatre.

Will the winner be notified prior to the End of the Year celebration?

No. It will be a total surprise to the winner and everyone in attendance.

      Are Employees Who Previously Won Employee of the Year Awards Eligible?
If an employee has previously received an employee of the Year award, they ARE still eligible to be nominated for the Aplus award.  The ultimate goal is to recognize the BEST of the BEST in the PLSD.  We don’t want someone who received the award 20 years ago to not be eligible for recognition.   If they are the BEST of the BEST, nominate them. 

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