By Ian Hanigan
In February, IUSD made surprise visits to local schools to announce its elementary, middle and high school Teachers of the Year.
And now the day has come to celebrate the district’s top classified employees.
The classified ranks include secretaries, custodians, paraeducators, bus drivers, maintenance technicians, clerks, food services workers and all the other non-certificated staff members who support students and schools. Most are represented by the California School Employees Association, and this morning five of them will be surprised at their work sites as this year’s Classified Employees of the Year.
The good news will be delivered by a throng of well-wishers set to include board members Sharon Wallin and Lauren Brooks, Superintendent Terry Walker, local CSEA President Janelle Cranch and district staff. We’ll also be riding with the caravan to post live dispatches from each location, so check back with us throughout the morning. (And, as always, please forgive any typos.)
This year’s Classified Employees of the Year were selected by a committee comprising CSEA President Cranch, IUSD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Eamonn O’Donovan, Human Resources Director Rena Thompson and the five winners from last year.
In all, there are nearly 1,300 classified employees in the district. To honor their collective contributions, …read more
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