The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the local Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region VII, partner to honor outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout the county select their own honorees and forward nominations to SCOE.
District honorees will be celebrated during a county-level recognition where they will receive gift baskets provided by generous key corporate sponsors AALRR Law Firm, Association of Stanislaus County School Boards, and Mocse Credit Union. One finalist in each work category will be eligible to participate in the statewide recognition program, "Classified School Employees of the Year", sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). The work categories are:
|Clerical & Administrative Services||Custodial & Maintenance Services||Food & Nutrition Services|
|Health & Student Services||Paraprofessional Services||Security Services|
|Skilled Trades Services||Technical Services||Transportation Services|
In addition, the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County will present the Jane Johnston Civility Award to one of the 2022-23 district nominees who best exemplifies the principles of civility. The award is named in honor of former SCOE Assistant Superintendent Jane Johnston, who helped launch the county-wide Choose Civility Initiative in 2010 and passed away unexpectedly in April 2012. Johnston advocated for, and co-chaired, the Employees Making a Difference Program (2008–2012), and was active with the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County.
Each district is eligible to send in a certain number of nominees based on district ADA.
- 0-4999 students = 1 nominee
- 5,000-9,999 students = 2 nominees
- 10,000- 20,000 students = 3 nominees
- 20,000+ students = 4 nominees