By Senators McAuliffe, Sheldon, Goings, Kohl, Rasmussen, Thibaudeau, Swecker, Wojahn, Deccio, Franklin, Wood, Hochstatter, Newhouse, Rossi, Snyder, McCaslin, Hale and Haugen


     WHEREAS, A significant number of the public education staff serving the needs of the children of this state are classified school employees; and


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


     WHEREAS, Classified school employees are involved in maintaining school buildings, providing safe transportation to and from school facilities, keeping school facilities clean and orderly, assisting students in the classroom, and providing many other necessary services; and


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


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the week of March third through the seventh as Classified School Employee Week in Washington State, and urge all citizens to join in recognizing the dedication and hard work of these individuals.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8630,

adopted by the Senate March 5, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate