Classified Appreciation 2018

District celebrates "Classified Employee Appreciation Week"
Posted on 03/05/2018

March 5 – 9 is Classified Employee Appreciation Week. The week celebrates and honors the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.

Classified employees are the secretaries, food service workers, educational assistants, custodians, maintenance workers and others who provide critical services to keep the schools and district operating smoothly.

On February 12, the McMinnville School Board read the recognition below into the record to acknowledge the contributions of our classified staff.

WHEREAS the education of our youth is imperative to our school district, to Oregon, to our nation, our world;

WHEREAS classified school employees in our school districts, education service districts and community colleges are the “backbone” of our public school system;

WHEREAS classified employees work directly with our children, staff, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members and are responsible for the transportation, nutrition and general well-being of our children as well as assisting certified staff in direct instruction;

WHEREAS classified employees ensure the smooth operation of our offices, the maintenance of buildings and property, and the safety of our staff and students and the community trusts them as important messengers about our schools;

WHEREAS our community depends on classified employees to serve students and other staff, often in challenging circumstances and classified employees, with their diverse talents and true dedication, nurture our youth throughout their K-12 years;

WE MEMBERS OF THE McMINNVILLE SCHOOL BOARD join Governor Kate Brown in proclaiming March 5 through March 9, 2018 to be CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK in McMinnville, Oregon, and encourage all members of our community to join in this observance recognizing the dedication and hard work of these individuals.

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