Classified Employees Week

Employees The word LEAD with clipart graphics of a school bus, pencil, milk carton and mop; A member's union OSEA AFT

Every year during the first full week of March, we love to shout out to the world about how much we appreciate and rely upon our classified employees. March 6-10 is Classified Employees Week!

It is a cliché, but like most clichés it is also true: Classified employees are the backbone of our schools and our school districts. Without them, there is no public education system.

These are the folks who help teachers work directly with kids in classrooms (Instructional Assistants), prepare their meals (cooks), keep their learning environments clean and safe (custodial/maintenance), deliver them to school and bring them home (bus drivers), keep their records and manage our offices (secretaries/clerks), operate our libraries (media assistants), and the list just goes on.

Our classified staff work directly with and usually make the District’s first ever impressions on our students, educators, family members, volunteers, partner organizations and community members.

Please join us in thanking our amazing classified employees for everything they do all year round. Here is a proclamation adopted by our School Board declaring March 6-10 as Classified Employees Week.

Featured image: The Oregon School Employees Association’s theme for this year’s Classified Employees week recognizes classified staff as leaders in education. LEAD = Leadership, Effectiveness, Advocacy, Diplomacy/Liderazgo, Eficacia, Apoyo, Diplomacia.