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MSEA is a union of nearly 7,000 classified public school employees from over 60 school districts in Minnesota.
National Classified Employee of the Year Bill Passes U.S. Senate
4/12/19- The President of the United States signed into law the Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act (H.R. 276). The act is to acknowledge excellence displayed by classified school employees by establishing the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program. It is an important move forward to recognize the essential services provided by classified school employees to students in pre-k through high school.
“MSEA is extremely excited that the National Classified Employee of the Year Bill has been signed by the President. With the help of Bob Canavan and Kellen Flannery setting up appointments in Washington, D.C. over the past few years, MSEA was able to meet with many of the senate and house co-sponsors to ask for their support with this bill that directly relates to the members of MSEA,” said Amy Woodford, president of Minnesota School Employees Association. “On behalf of our membership, I wish to express our deep gratitude to those who supported this bill”.
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1) spearheaded the campaign which then went to the House of Representatives for a vote on February 25th. The bill passed with a bipartisan support of 387 House Members. Co-sponsors on the bill included Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4) and Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7).