Education Support Professionals Week is March 12-16

Students board a school busThe Olympia School District is joining the state this week in recognizing Education Support Professionals Week.

Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation during the February 26 meeting recognizing March 12-16 as Education Support Professionals Week.

More than 800 education support professionals work with and help children throughout our district. They are involved in nearly every aspect of education, including maintaining school buildings and school grounds; providing administrative support; preparing and serving meals; providing safe transportation; keeping school facilities clean; assisting in the classroom; providing a secure environment; providing information technology and media services; and offering other specialized services.

The resolution states in part that “education support professionals are instrumental in fulfilling the state’s responsibility to educate all students.” The one-page resolution, which is posted in every school and support building this week, also states that by supporting the learning environment, “education support professionals are crucial partners with teachers, parents, administrators and school boards.”

Thank you to all of our education support professionals. We appreciate you!

Read the full Olympia School Board proclamation