Classified School Employees of the Year
    Program Background and Structure
    OUSD's Classified School Employee of the Year  program follows the State of California CSOY program closely in award category and eligibility criteria.  It is designed to honor and recognize experienced line employees for dedicated, skilled and inspired service to students, schools and communities.  
    Awards are bestowed in five (5) categories:

    • Child Nutrition  (Examplescook, cafeteria worker)
    • Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities (Examples: technology support, custodian, electrician, carpenter, groundskeeper, mechanic)
    • Office and Technical (Examples: accountant, network engineer, programmer, secretary, attendance clerk)
    • Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance (Examples: classroom assistant, instructional aide, library assistant)
    • Support Services and Security (Examples: campus security monitor, health aide, community outreach assistant)

     There are only three (3) eligibility criteria for CSOY candidates: 

    • Current classified employee of a California public school (preschool through grade twelve), including charter schools, school districts, and county offices of education
    • Rank and file employee, not in a management or supervisory position
    • Minimum of five years of service in nomination category, with no minimum full-time equivalent
    Application and Selection Process and Timeline
    • The Nomination form asks for narrative comments on the candidate's performance and contributions in the following areas:
    1. Work Performance 
    2. School/Community Involvement
    3. Leadership and Commitmen
    • Nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 11, 2016. 
    • Selection will be done by committee representative of departments in each category.  
    • Winners will be notified shortly thereafter and assisted to compile materials for their State Program applications, to be submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education.  
    • Winners will be honored by the OUSD Board of Education and by the State Superintendent of Schools in May, 2016 
     Thank you so much for taking time to share your thoughtful comments on a deserving (and possibly unsung) hero! 
    Please feel free to direct questions to maryjo.schneider@ousd.org