Please read the informational circular for details regarding the 2023 Classified Employee of the Year process.

During this week, we invite everyone to honor classified employees by sharing a post, image or video of a special public school worker in their life. We encourage everyone to Thank a Classified Employee either in-person, or on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) using the hashtag #ThankASchoolEmployeeSD.

Coinciding with Classified School Employee Week, the San Diego Unified School District will honor its 2023 Classified Employee of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year runner-up, and the site Classified Employees of the Year at a special celebration on Tuesday, May 23 .

Classified school employees play crucial roles in education. From transporting and feeding students to teaching them vital skills and ensuring that schools are operating smoothly, classified employees are integral to public education. The San Diego Unified Classified Employee event honors the district's 2023 Classified Employee of the Year, the Classified Employee of the Year Runner-Up, and more than 30 classified employees from individual schools and departments.

Classified Employee of the Ceremony

May 23, 2023

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The road to District Classified Employee of the Year begins at your school site. Use the nomination forms on this website to nominate a classified employee you deem worthy of being honored.


Each year, San Diego Unified honors its classified employees during Classified School Employees Week, which is designated by the California Legislature each May. San Diego Unified has honored its classified employees every year since 1983.

The Classified School Employees of the Year (CEOY) Program highlights contributions of classified school employees who support the education of San Diego Unified's more than 100,000 public school students from preschool through grade twelve. The CEOY Program pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our district's outstanding classified school employees. From school bus drivers to cafeteria workers to instructional aides, these employees are the unsung heroes who play key roles in creating a school environment that contributes to the whole child by promoting student achievement, safety, and health. San Diego Unified's Classified Employees of the Year are recognized at a special award ceremony during Classified School Employee Week, the third full week of May each year.