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BURLINGAME - On the eve of Education Support Professionals Week, CTA President David A. Sanchez will salute the valuable work done by those on the front lines of education in remarks at the 23rd annual ESP Conference at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel at noon on Saturday, May 15.
“Education Support Professionals are the paraprofessionals, the bus drivers, the school secretaries, the custodians and technicians that make our schools run. Beginning with that first school bus ride in the morning to when the custodian turns off the lights at night, they are on the front lines of education,” Sanchez said. “They play a crucial role in the everyday lives of our students, and they have firsthand experience with how massive budget cuts have affected our schools.”
Sanchez will also discuss a new effort by CTA and the Education Coalition to ensure that the Legislature keeps its promise to California schools, as well as CTA’s “Repeal Corporate Tax Loopholes Act” initiative, which was turned in to the state earlier this week with 800,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot.
A number of Education Support Professionals will be available to the media to discuss the real impact of budget cuts on the schools.
Education Support Professionals Week takes place from May 16-22.
- WHAT: CTA President’s remarks to Education Support Professionals Conference.
- WHEN: Noon, May 15, Grand Peninsula Ballroom, Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
- WHERE: 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.