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House Passes H.R. 2377 to Nationally Recognize Classified School Employees

On March 15, 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives, by a huge voice vote, passed H.R. 2377, a bill that will create a National Classified School Employees of the Year Award. Classified employees, also known by NEA as Education Support Professionals, include paraeducators, clerical assistants, school bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, technicians and craftsmen, school nurses, and security professionals. These individuals provide essential services to America's public schools and institutions of higher education. The bill has been moved into the Senate for debate and consideration. Please contact your U.S. Senator and ask him or her for their support and vote.

The bill had 59 cosponsors.

VIDEO: Consider the daily work done by classified school employees.

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Public schools run because of the work done by classified school employees. H.R. 2377 by Representatives Titus (D-NV) and Woolsey (D-CA) provides long-overdue recognition for the outstanding contributions made by these men and women.