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Charter School Classified Employee of the Year

​​​​​​​Program Information

The Orange County Department of Education's Governance, Leadership, and Community Partnerships division honors and showcases excellence among charter school employees through the Charter School Classified Employee of the Year program. It is open to employees of charter schools that traditionally do not participate in a local district employee recognition program. 

Charter School Classified Employee of the Year recognizes the achievement and success of employees ​who ​​demonstrate​ a commitment to excellence in the following areas:

  1. ​​Paraprofessional​​​
  2. Clerical and Adminstrative Services
  3. Transportation Services
  4. Food and Nutrition Services
  5. Custodial and Maintenance Services
  6. Security Services
  7. Health and Student Services
  8. Technical Services
  9. Skilled Trades​​​
Each Orange County charter school may submit a maximum of nine (9) applications for consideration, limited to one per each category.​

​Eligibility Criteria​

Eligibility for the Charter School Classified Employee of the Year program is limited to candidates who meet the following criteria:
  • ​Current employee in any pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Orange County charter school
  • Not in a management or supervisory position
  • Minimum of  five years of service in the nomination category by January 2022
  • Not previously nominated as an Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year in the selected category

Application Submission Information

​ Submit all completed applications and documents electronically to Ana Torres at atorres@ocde.us by Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.
Timeline of Activities
​Sept. 10, 2021​
​Intent to Participate forms will be sent Orange County charter schools
​Sept. 22, 2021

​Deadline for charter schools to submit Intent to Participate forms 
​Oct. 15, 2021
Charter schools will receive their requested Application(s) and Guidelines
​Dec. 1, 2021
​Deadline for charter schools to submit Application(s)
​Jan. 14, 2022
​The Governance, Leadership, and Community Partnerships division will submit selected nominee to Orange County's Classified School Employee of the Year program for consideration
​March 2022
​Orange County's Classified Employee of the Year finalists announced
​May 2022
​State Finalists Award Ceremony


Questions

Felipe Vasquez, Coordinator, (714) 966-4370

Ana Torres, Executive Assistant, (714) 966-4381

 

 

 

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