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Seeking nominations for RISE Award to recognize inspirational school employees

8/30/2021

The Ohio Department of Education will open nominations for the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award on Sept.1. The award, created by Congress in 2019 and overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, honors classified school employees who provide exemplary service. The Ohio Department of Education will accept nominations for the award from Sept. 1-30. 

Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education, recognizes the positive impact caring adults have on the lives of students throughout the school day. They play a critical role in providing whole-child supports and contributing to student success. The RISE Award further emphasizes the importance of caring adults in the school setting.

Find out more about the award and online nomination process on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. Submit a nomination using this form.