Nutrition Services annually recognizes employees in April for the following awards. The theme for the 2017-2018 Award Recognition was "The Tonight Show with David Paul." David Paul hosted various guest speakers including Darrin Muci, Colonie Coleman and Andrew Terronez. Between speakers, there was various "Tonight Show" games and award presentations. Below is a summary of awards given.
Years of Service – Nutrition Services recognizes employees who have worked for Nutrition Services 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years and beyond.
Director Award – This award is given to an individual or individuals who go "above and beyond" the call of duty. This can be a Nutrition Services employee or a community partner.
The 2017-2018 winners were Debbie Meyer and Gloria Newton, employees at the Food Production Center. Debbie and Gloria work throughout the year to organize events to help the homeless students in our district. They organized a school supply drive at the beginning of the year and a holiday gift drive in December. This is beyond their normal job duties. Nutrition Services appreciates their efforts in supporting the homeless.
Round of Applause Award – This award is for others, outside or inside Nutrition Services, to recognize Nutrition Services employees who deserve a round of applause for their outstanding performance, customer service, work ethic and other qualities that have been exhibited this school year.
Excellence Award – Secondary -
Award is for secondary cafeteria that excels in following:
Financially – improved profit over prior year, or profit excellence
Teamwork-Staff works together toward common goal
School Spirit- cafeteria is integral part of school, we are the food and hospitality experts that people come to when need food and hospitality.
The 2017-2018 winner was East High School.
Excellence Award - Satellite - The Excellence Award is the ultimate Nutrition Services Satellite School Award. It is awarded a school who qualified to be a satellite school of the month. Satellite School of the Month award was started in 2016 to recognize those schools who meet certain criteria. Schools are given points based on the following: turning in paperwork on time, Kansas Department of Agriculture Food Establishment Inspection Results, results from the Supervisor’s last onsite visit, attendance, meal and supply ordering and cost control. A monthly winner is chosen for every month school is in session. The winner of the Excellence Award for Satellite schools is then chosen from the monthly winners of the Satellite School Award using a more in depth rating system on the above criteria. The 2017-2018 winner was Mueller Elementary.
Great Attendance Award – The Great Attendance Award was started in 2009 and by employee request started again in 2014. To qualify for the Great Attendance Award, 191 and 196 day employees must not have missed more than the equivalent number of hours to equal 2 days or less between July 1, 201 7 and March 31, 2018. For 260 day employees, it is 3 days or less in that same time frame. Vacation does not count towards this. In addition, new hires are eligible for this award if they were hired prior to October 1st. For those employees who missed zero hours during that time frame, beside their name will be an asterisk.
Zero Violations Award – Honors those schools who receive zero violations on their school’s Kansas Department of Agriculture(KDA) Food Establishment Inspection. Schools are reviewed by KDA twice each school year. Schools also receive a gold sticker to display at their school on the Zero Violations Poster.