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Week of May 15-21 Will Honor Classified School Employees

CA State Legislature Specifies Third Week in May as Classified School Employee Week


The many contributions of those who work in local schools and districts are being recognized by the Sacramento County Board of Education, which has proclaimed the week of May 15-21, 2005, as Classified School Employee Week in Sacramento County.

The Sacramento County Board of Education has passed Resolution 05-05 recognizing May 15-21 as Classified School Employee Week in Sacramento County. The resolution, signed unanimously, states that "classified employees support and enhance the educational process by assisting instructors, transporting students, preparing nutritional meals, maintaining building and grounds, and performing all technical, business, clerical and secretarial functions....without these services, the quality of our educational process would be greatly diminished."

"This is an opportunity for us to thank the many employees whose work is vital to the success of our students and schools," said County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon. "The services performed by our county's more than 10,000 classified school employees enable schools to do the job of educating children and youth."

In 1986 the California State Legislature declared the third full week of May as California Classified School Employee Week in recognition of the valuable role school employees play in providing for the welfare and safety of the state's youth. Classified school employees include secretaries, clerks, custodians, paraeducators, bus drivers, food services, maintenance and warehouse workers, and many other support personnel in school districts and county offices of education.