Education Support Professionals Week: March 13-17

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Education Support Professionals Week: March 13-17
OSD Support Professionals

The Olympia School District is joining the state in recognizing Education Support Professionals Week March 13-17, 2023.


Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation during the February 23 Olympia School Board meeting recognizing March 13-17, 2023 as Education Support Professionals Week. He also recognized members of the district's employee bargaining units who joined the meeting on Zoom.


More than 700 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 from March 13-17, also states that by supporting the learning environment, “education support professionals are crucial partners with teachers, parents, administrators and school boards.”


Please remember to thank an education support professional working in our schools.