Employees may submit nominations for the Long Beach Unified School District’s Classified Employee of the Year Award until Friday, April 29. Now is the time to spotlight outstanding classified co-workers—the unsung heroes who deserve recognition for supporting good schools. The award recognizes exemplary classified employees who support the district’s educational mission, demonstrate a commitment to being a team player and positive role model, strive for excellence in personal performance, and contribute significantly to classroom and school support or the business operations of the district. Any full-time or part-time permanent classified employee at a district department, school or office is eligible for this honor. The selection committee will not consider self-nominations. Only district employees may nominate a classified employee. Employees who have been nominated before may be nominated again, even if they were finalists in previous years. Nomination forms are available at the Personnel Commission website. Each school and office will receive a limited quantity of nomination forms. Completed nomination forms may be faxed to 983-1588 or sent through district mail to the Personnel Commission, Attention: Employee Recognition Committee, or they may be dropped off in person at 999 Atlantic Avenue, Third Floor. Finalists and the top winner will be announced at the Classified Employee Barbecue at the Teacher Resource Center on Friday, May 20. The barbecue is held each year with the help of donations from employees and generous community supporters. No district funds are used for the event. The award winner also will be recognized at a Board of Education meeting this spring. For more information, call 435-5708.