As 2022-23 Gets Underway with Public Health Safety Protocols in Place, District Honors Some of the Employees who Performed Heroic Work at the Start of the Pandemic
RCSD employees across departments moved mountains throughout many unprecedented months when the COVID-19 pandemic first surfaced, changing daily life.
Special certificates of recognition were presented to both Department of Maintenance, Operation and Transportation members and to Dr. Shanna Laney for her service as former COVID Response Director.
Department of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation staff members participate in a photo with Superintendent Baker and Trustees Marquez and Lawson
The Department of Maintenance, Operation and Transportation immediately went into action March 2020 to meet emerging health guidelines and to maintain the safest environment possible. Staff even took on entirely new roles such as delivering food and technology devices to RCSD’s most vulnerable students. The work never stopped and that unwavering dedication has continued, including over recent summer months as RCSD prepared for a new year.
“Thank you for the dedication to our students, families, and staff,” said Alisa MacAvoy, Trustee. “The work that you do is remarkable.”
Dr. Laney, a seasoned administrator, stepped into the newly minted role of COVID Response Director in January 2021. Working tirelessly, Dr. Laney worked with County officials, stayed on top of the latest research, arranged for testing service contracts, and built a system of databases and documents to track and trace individuals so that proper notifications and communication would be in place. Her efforts heightened safety and morale across the District.
Photographed L-R: Dr. John Baker, Superintendent; Dr. Shanna Laney, former Director of COVID-19 Response and Current Roosevelt School Assistant Principal; Janet Lawson, Trustee; and Cecilia Marquez, Trustee.
“You worked above and beyond the duties,” said Superintendent Dr. John Baker. “Thank you for your hard work.”