Thank you, classified employees!
Posted on 03/06/2017

This week kicks off Classified Employee Appreciation Week, which is an annual recognition 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 13, the McMinnville School Board passed the following recognition as a formal acknowledgement of the efforts of our classified staff.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK RESOLUTION

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 6 through March 10, 2017 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.