Thank you, classified staff!
Posted on 02/29/2016

This week is Classified Employee Appreciation Week, intended to honor the dedicated support staff who play critical roles in our district.

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

On February 8, the McMinnville School Board passed the following recognition as a formal acknowledgement of the efforts of our classified staff.

Classified Employee Appreciation Week Resolution

Classified Employee Appreciation Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of March. In 2016, it will be observed February 29-March 4 in Oregon.

WHEREAS, the education of youth is essential to the future of our community, state, country and world; and

WHEREAS, classified employees are the backbone of our public education system; and

WHEREAS, classified employees work directly with students, educators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members; and

WHEREAS, classified employees support the smooth operation of offices, the safety and maintenance of buildings and property, and the safe transportation, healthy nutrition and direct instruction of students; and

WHEREAS, our community depends upon and trusts classified employees to serve students; and

WHEREAS, classified employees, with their diverse talents and true dedication, nurture students throughout their school years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the McMinnville School District #40 Board of Education proclaims February 29-March 4, 2016, to be CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the McMinnville School District Board of Education strongly encourages all members of our community to join in this observance, recognizing the dedication and hard work of these individuals.