Employee Recognition Program

 “Mission Essential”
Lakeland Central School District Employee Recognition Program

Nominate an Employee

Program Overview: The Board of Education and the Central Office Administration recognize, value and appreciate that the Lakeland Central School District team is rich with talented and dedicated employees who dream, plan, collaborate and strive to make our schools the premier academic and social emotional learning environment in our region. We believe that EVERY staff member has an important role, responsibility and stake in the safety, security and success of our students. We are proud of the committed and collaborative team that moves our district forward.

The goal of the Lakeland Central School District Employee Recognition Program is to identify and recognize employees who, in their contributions and service to the district, exemplify the Mission, Core Beliefs and Vision of the District. These individuals are “Mission Essential.”

Program Details:  The Lakeland Central School District Employee Recognition Program will be implemented during the 2018-19 school year. District staff, students and community members will be able to nominate District employees who they consider to exemplify the District’s Mission, Core Beliefs and Vision. All employees are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be made via an easy to use form and reviewed monthly by a committee comprised of District stakeholders. Nominees selected by the committee will receive formal recognition of their “Mission Essential” qualities and/or contributions.

Lakeland Central School District’s Mission Statement:

Mission Statement 
The Lakeland Central School District accepts the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing world. We provide the opportunity for all students to learn and succeed by promoting critical thinking and high academic standards in a safe and secure environment. Our practices and policies are shaped by: respect, kindness, responsibility, accountability and honest and ethical behavior.

Core Belief Statements
The Lakeland Central School District believes that all members of the school community should:

  • Treat each other with respect and kindness.
  • Assume responsibility and accept accountability for their actions.
  • Engage in and promote critical thinking to achieve high academic standards.
  • Demonstrate honest and ethical behavior.

Vision Statement 
The Lakeland Central School District will work collaboratively with all members of the community to promote cooperation, collegiality, and a love of learning so all can achieve to their fullest potential. We will focus on the whole person academically, socially, and emotionally. We also work to ensure safety and security and inspire all to communicate honestly to achieve our goals.