The Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) award was established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature. Its purpose is to honor Texas employers who encourage and support staff participation and voluntarism in the public schools.
Any Texas employer is eligible to win the award, including private companies, nonprofit organizations, and state, local, federal and educational entities.
Both small and large businesses were among those recognized for their continuing support of Texas public school students. The 2016 recipients are:
- Lone Star National Bank - McAllen
- Happy State Bank - Amarillo
Silver Award Recipients:
- Odessa Chamber of Commerce - Odessa
- First Financial Bank, N.A. - Weatherford
Bronze Award Recipient:
For more information, read the press release announcing the 2016 award recipients.
Nominations are accepted each year. The commissioner of education or his designee reviews the nominations and makes recommendations for the award winners. The recommendations are reviewed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
The annual deadline for nominations is July 1.
Awards are presented in the fall of each year.
Employers for Education Excellence Nomination Form (PDF, 829 KB)
Three Levels of Recognition
Employers are eligible to receive an award at one of three levels: bronze, silver, or gold. Eligibility is based on the business meeting the following criteria for one of the three levels:
Bronze-level awards recognize an employer that implements a policy to encourage and support employees who attend parent-teacher conferences
Silver-level awards recognize an employer that meets the requirements of bronze, and implements a policy to encourage and support employees who volunteer in school activities
Gold-level awards recognize an employer that meets the requirements of silver, and implements a policy to encourage and support employees who participate in student mentoring programs in schools.
Past EEE Winners
The following links are to archived press releases announcing EEE winners: