Bend-La Pine Schools is served by nearly 900 classified employees who clean and maintain buildings, cook and serve meals, drive buses, support students in the classroom, ensure technology is performing well, answer phones and greet families and so much more. This week, Bend-La Pine Schools is celebrating all of the support staff members and their contributions during National Classified School Employee Appreciation Week, March 7-11.
“We cannot appreciate and thank our classified employees enough for their hard work and dedication to keeping our schools running,” said Superintendent Steven Cook. “Much of their work goes unnoticed and is performed late at night or early in the morning, but because of their efforts we are able to open our buildings every day and provide great educational opportunities for students.”
Support staff by the numbers:
“We encourage students, families and the community to join us in appreciating our classified employees this week,” Cook said. “Thank a bus driver, a nutrition services employee or an educational assistant in the classroom, and let them know that ‘we see you and we appreciate you’.”