The Sacramento County Board of Education passed two resolutions at its April 25, 2007 meeting that pay tribute to teachers and classified school employees.
The Board has designated May 9, 2007 as California Day of the Teacher. The resolution states that "the future of our great nation rests on the success to be achieved by our teachers."
The Day of the Teacher is celebrated on the second Wednesday in May in accordance with California legislation and the Education Code. The Day of the Teacher is patterned after the traditional "El Dia del Maestro" ("Day of the Teacher") festivities observed in Mexico and other countries.
The many contributions of those who work in local schools and districts also are being recognized by the Sacramento County Board of Education, which has proclaimed the week of May 20-26, 2007, as Classified School Employee Week in Sacramento County.
The resolution recognizes the services of classified school employees and states "without these services, the quality of our educational process would be greatly diminished."
In a message to all SCOE school employees, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon said: "We greatly value the outstanding service that you provide to our students, their families, and our Sacramento County Community. Thanks to your efforts, we are touching the lives of thousands of students every day."
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.