HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4709, by Representatives Johnson, Veloria, Quall, Lambert, H. Sommers, Sehlin, Talcott, Keiser, Cole, Carlson, Costa, Linville, Parlette, Alexander, Grant, Chopp, Robertson, Conway, Zellinsky, Cooper, D. Sommers, Backlund, D. Schmidt, McDonald, Ogden, Lantz, L. Thomas, Mulliken, Cooke, Eickmeyer and Mason


     WHEREAS, There are nearly fifty thousand classified school employees serving the needs of the school children of this state; and

     WHEREAS, Classified school employees are instrumental in fulfilling this state's paramount responsibility to educate children; and

     WHEREAS, Classified school employees are involved in maintaining school buildings and grounds, providing secretarial and clerical assistance, preparing and serving meals, providing safe transportation, keeping school facilities clean and orderly, providing more individualized attention to students in the classroom, ensuring students have a safe environment in which to learn, and providing numerous other essential services; and

     WHEREAS, These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for the outstanding work they are doing for this state, for their communities, and for the children enrolled in Washington's schools;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives hereby honor classified school employees and recognize March 9-13, 1998, as Classified School Employee Week in the State of Washington.  We urge all citizens to join in honoring and recognizing the dedication and hard work of all classified school employees.



I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

Resolution 4709 adopted by the House of Representatives

                     March 9, 1998.




             Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk