Classified employees of the Sacramento County Office of Education were honored at an afternoon reception on May 22. Members of the Superintendent's Cabinet, assisted by County School Board Trustees and Personnel Commissioners, served ice cream floats as a gesture of appreciation for the contributions of school and education employees.
At the event, Sacramento County Board of Education Trustee Elinor Lincoln Hickey presented employees with Board Resolution 06-04 which was unanimously adopted April 26 by the County Board of Education to proclaim May 21-27, 2006 as "Classified School Employees Week" in Sacramento County.
The resolution states:
"Classified employees serve the students, staff, parents and citizens of the County by providing essential services to the educational system; and
WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, without these services, the quality of our educational process would be greatly diminished.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education extends its sincere appreciation and commendation to the classified school employees of the County Office and proclaims the week of May 21 through May 27, 2006, as Classified School Employees' Week in Sacramento County."
In a message to SCOE's classified employees, County Superintendent David W. Gordon said, "The work that you perform on a daily basis means a lot to us all and is vital to our success. Thanks to you, we are able to touch the lives of thousands of students every day. We are grateful for all that you do to serve the needs of our children."