Since CSEA’s founding in 1927, members have strived to make their communities aware of classified employees’ contributions to public education.
From the time students board a school bus to the time they head home at the end of the day, every aspect of their educational experience is impacted by a classified school employee.
Classified school employees play crucial roles in education. From transporting and feeding students to teaching them vital skills and ensuring that schools are operating smoothly, classified employees are integral to public education.
Whatever the reason that CSEA members became classified employees, they realize they can enrich the lives of students, not only by performing their duties exceptionally well, but also by serving as friends, mentors, role models and guardians.
Classified school employees interact with students on a daily basis for years, so forming a trustworthy bond is inevitable. In most cases, classified school employees know the faces and names of the students. They inspire students, joke with them, cheer them up and give them advice.
“CSEA members never hesitate to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the students they serve not only receive the support they need to learn, but also to serve as positive role models and to ensure that students know they have someone they can confide in at school,” Association President Allan Clark said.
California’s Legislature recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees and named the third full week of May “Classified School Employee Week” (CSEW) to honor these contributions. This year, that week is May 19–25.
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