Secretaries/Clerical employees interact daily with students, parents, and staff. Clerical employees are on the front lines of all office operations, working in settings from schools to administrative offices to transportation facilities.
Custodial and maintenance employees keep schools safe and clean for students, staff, and the community. In addition to performing the heavy cleaning and grounds keeping duties that are most often associated with these jobs, custodial and maintenance perform an array of other tasks, such as clearing snow, making electrical repairs, cleaning up spills, painting, maintaining boilers, and any number of other necessary tasks.
Some know this position as an instructional or noninstructional aide. An instructional paraprofessional will assist with classroom instruction and provides direct services to students. Many paraprofessionals work with students with special needs. Noninstructional paraprofessionals assist with preparing materials, or monitoring students in the cafeteria and other settings.
Food service employees ensure that students have access to safe and nutritious meals. Food service Some of the aspects of food service employees include proper food handling, adapting recipes for children with special dietary needs, and nutrition education and practice. The meals provided meet recommended dietary guidelines.
Nurses in the ESP classification assist certified school nurses. They perform a wide variety of jobs that improve and protect student health and welfare. Nurses provide first aid, monitor immunizations, conduct health screenings, and assist sick and injured children,
Bus drivers are the first people to greet students on their way to school and the last to say goodbye as they return home. In addition to driving, drivers are responsible for first aid and emergency evacuation procedures, student conduct and discipline, and the safe transportation of students with special needs. All employees in a district’s transportation department keep up with new safety requirements, regulations, and policies. Bus drivers must have a valid CDL while van drivers do not need a CDL. Mechanics dispatchers are also employed in the transportation department.
Employees in the technology department lead the effort to maintain high standards of technology and communications in our schools. They install, repair, and upgrade computers and networks that enable the timely communication of essential information between parents, school district employees, and students.
Skilled trade employees maintain and improve the physical quality of school buildings, offices, and facilities, ensuring that they are safe, comfortable, and attractive for students, staff, and the community. Skilled trade employees perform a wide variety of jobs that require specialized expertise requiring licenses or certifications. Skilled trades may include carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians.