The Grand Forks school district’s Career and Technical Education Program will receive this year’s award for excellence in the Educational Equity/Nontraditional Careers program area from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.

The award will be presented Aug. 6 at the department’s Professional Development Conference in Bismarck.

The program is headed by Eric Ripley. He and his colleagues Kevin Phelps, Joyce Larson, Rebecca Duncan, Paul Zettler, Jerome Gunderson and Katie Chandler have been invited to accept the award at the conference.

The award was announced at a recent Grand Forks School Board meeting.