Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Friends of Education

Each year Lakeville Area Schools presents Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to Lakeville Area Schools.

The awards recognize people whose service has been ongoing in one of four categories: 1) Volunteer Service, 2) Business Partnerships, 3) Distinguished Service, and 4) Education. Members of the Lakeville Area community are invited to nominate people deserving of these awards. The awards will be presented at the Regular School Board Meeting May 28.

Nominees will be judged primarily on the significance of contributions to education in Lakeville Area Schools over the years. Nominees may be District employees or community members who have contributed to District schools, programs and services.

The selection committee will consider if the nominee has:

  • Made contributions above and beyond what is expected in the public school program
  • Contributed to one or more of the following: program development, staff morale, community support, student interest, learning environment, or general support for public education
  • Provided creative leadership in inspiring or motivating others to achieve or contribute to public education
  • Demonstrated continuing support for Lakeville Area Schools



The qualifications will be considered collectively to ensure the people selected are recognized for their service to the entire district, rather than for one particular project or area of performance. Any staff or community member may nominate a candidate to receive a Friends of Education Award by completing a nomination form by April 1.

Nomination forms are available online beginning March 4 at and must be submitted no later than Monday, April 1.

Please direct questions about the 2019 Friends of Education Awards to Steph Kass, director of communication and public relations, at 952-232-2004 or


Make your nomination today!

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