Ten employees with the were recognized for their decades of service with longevity awards at a school board meeting last week.
Superintendent Dave Marken and the Newark Unified Board of Education honored the 10 individuals for staying employed for 25, 30 or 35 years with the school district, and the four of them were present at the meeting.
Marken said that each employee’s many years of devotion was impressive.
“In today’s economy and with the way things have been going in the past few years, that is an amazing achievement,” Marken said.
Here is the list of employees who were honored for their time with Newark Unified.
The following individuals have worked with Newark Unified for 25 years or more:
- Gail Monzello,
- Darlene Cooley,
- Kerry Knight,
- Linda Vieira,
- Samuel Kupau, Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
The following individuals have worked with Newark Unified for 30 years or more:
- Janet Temple, Information Technology
The following individuals have worked with Newark Unified for 35 years or more:
- Kathryn Burt,
- Betty Montoya,
- Gilma Lombana,
- Danny Santellano, Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
Other employees who have worked with Newark Unified for 5, 10 and 20 years were recognized at their respective school sites or in their district department.
Board President Ray Rodriguez said the board takes pride in the district’s staff and faculty.
“We really value all our employees,” Rodriguez said.
Also at the Jan. 17 meeting:
- Marken announced that nine individuals had submitted an application to take part in the Measure G Bond Citizen’s Oversight Committee, but the bylaws for that committee was moved to the board’s Jan. 31 meeting for a second reading and approval.
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