Classified Employee Appreciation Week is March 13-17
Classified School Employee Appreciation Week is March 13-17, in recognition of the important contributions and professional support that classified employees provide schools each day. Classified employees include: food service staff; bus drivers, mechanics and transportation office staff; custodial, grounds, maintenance and warehouse staff; technology and data support staff; school and district office secretaries and receptionists; paraeducators and reading specialists; health room and safety assistants; business office staff; and other vital specialized positions that care for our students and support our schools. See photos below of staff throughout the District.
At the March 9 School Board meeting, Superintendent Joel Aune and the Snoqualmie Valley School Board recognized classified employees by sharing the proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee that declared next week, as Classified Public School Employee Week. Karen Ann Wilder, president of the Public School Employees (PSE), and Karen Seiser, president of the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA), were invited guests at the meeting.
PSE President Karen Ann Wilder (left) and SVASA President Karen Seiser
joined Superintendent Joel Aune at the March 9 School Board meeting,
Aune added, “At the district level, we will be providing recognition to the classified staff in each of the schools and departments across the district. And at the building level, the administrative and certificated staff and PTSAs will also be doing some fun things to extend to the classified staff their appreciation for the fine work they do in serving our students -- and in supporting our teachers and administrators in their work with students. …I hope you will seize this opportunity to say “thank you” to these dedicated staff, who play a fundamental role in our work with the students who attend our schools.” After which, the School Board took a short break in the meeting to say thank you and celebrate with refreshments.
Please join the District next week in showing appreciation for classified employees throughout Snoqualmie Valley schools and the community
The Snoqualmie Valley School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Nancy Meeks, P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, phone 425-831-8000.