With plates of cookies and cartons of ice-cold milk, classified employees of the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) were honored at two afternoon receptions on May 21.
Members of the Superintendent's Cabinet provided cookies and milk to SCOE classified employees as a gesture of appreciation for the contributions of school and education employees.
At the event, County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon and County School Board Trustee Elinor Lincoln Hickey presented employees with a Board Resolution (07-09), which was unanimously adopted April 25 by the County Board of Education to proclaim May 20-26, 2007 as "Classified School Employees Week" in Sacramento County.
The resolution states:
WHEREAS, the week of May 20 through May 26, 2007, has been designated as Classified School Employees' Week throughout California; and WHEREAS, the Sacramento County Office of Education employs more than 460 classified employees who perform services which are vital to the educational process; and
WHEREAS, 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, Sacramento County Office of Education classified employees provide our county office with specialized skills, and contribute to the educational excellence in our schools and offices day in and day out; and
WHEREAS, classified employees provide services that enable the County Office of Education to respond effectively to the needs of students, parents, teachers, administrators and the greater community;
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 20 through May 26, 2007 as Classified School Employees' Week in Sacramento County.
In a message to SCOE's classified employees, Superintendent Gordon said, "It is because of your hard work and dedication that we are able to provide so many wonderful programs and services to the families of Sacramento County. Thanks to your efforts, we are touching the lives of thousands of students every day."