Classified School Employee Week (CSEW)

Classified School Employee Week
Date & Time
May 21, 2023
May 27, 2023

Celebrate CSEW May 21-27, 2023

Each May, California salutes the important contributions of classified school employees during “Classified School Employee Week” (CSEW).;

Classified employees have earned respect as educators and partners in the education community. More importantly, they have become recognized as the essential frontline workers who kept our schools running through the COVID-19 pandemic and helped schools reopen their doors to students of all ages. 

  • Custodial and maintenance staff are keeping our campuses clean and safe.
  • Bus drivers and transportation staff are getting students to school safely.
  • Office staff are meeting the needs of students, parents and administrators.
  • Food service workers are keeping students fed and ready to learn.
  • Technical staff are keeping everyone connected and online.
  • Paraeducators are supporting students as they overcome so many new challenges.
  • School safety officers are keeping an eye on our schoolgrounds to keep them secure.

“Meeting students’ basic needs as well as their social and emotional needs has been more important than ever,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. “Thankfully, our classified employees have made heroic efforts to step up and support California’s students so they can continue to learn.”

About Classified School Employee Week
In 1986, California Senate Bill 1552 (Campbell) established the third week of each May as Classified School Employee Week in order to recognize the vital contributions of classified employees.

Upcoming Events

  • Event
    December 07, 2022

    New Employee Orientation (Virtual)

    New Employee Orientations (NEOs) are an opportunity to build the union by bringing more members into CSEA. NEOs help us engage and educate new employees about their rights, contract, and the importance of CSEA membership.

  • Support
    December 10, 2022

    SBFO - Union Steward Level 2 - Virtual & Invite Only

    Congratulations on completing the Union Steward Level 1 training, you are one step closer to becoming a Certified Union Steward and further helping your chapter. 

    Who are the Union Stewards?

    Union Stewards work closely with elected chapter leaders and CSEA Staff to protect employee rights under the negotiated contract and laws that protect our members. Often times, Union Stewards are the first line of representation for members. They educate members on their rights and work to ensure respect and fairness in the workplace.