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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  1150  Community Relations

Commendations And Awards   

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To encourage community involvement in district programs and activities, the Governing Board may publicly recognize and commend parents/guardians, community members, businesses, and organizations that make outstanding contributions or provide longstanding service to the district or district students. The Board believes that such service promotes increased community understanding and participation.

(cf. 1000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

Any Board member, employee, parent/guardian, student, or community member may recommend an individual or organization for Board recognition. He she shall submit to the Superintendent or designee the name of the individual or organization and a description of the outstanding contribution or service.

At the Board's discretion, the Board may present a letter of recognition, Board resolution, plaque, or other award at a public Board meeting or may hold a reception or informal recognition activity. The Board also may designate a day, week, or month for special recognition of volunteers.

The Board encourages similar forms of recognition for achievement or services as part of school-level commendation programs.

(cf. 4156.2/4256.2/4356.2 - Awards and Recognition)

(cf. 5126 - Awards for Achievement)

Legal Reference:


35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

44015 Awards to employees and students


Article 16, Section 6 Gifts of public funds


adopted: October 26, 2010 Costa Mesa, California