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 2015 recipients are:
- Cisco Systems, San Antonio
- Texas Department of Public Safety, Odessa District Office
- Wal-Mart DC 6005, Palestine
Silver Award Recipients:
- O'Connell Robertson, Austin
- Peter Piper Pizza (Pizza Properties Inc.), San Antonio
- VK Orthodontics, P.A., San Antonio
Bronze Award Recipient:
- Perry & Perry Builders, Rockdale
For more information, read the TEA press release announcing the 2015 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.
Awards are presented in the fall of each year.
Employers for Education Excellence Nomination Form (PDF, 864 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:
For more information contact:
Division of Communications
1701 North Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701