Classified Employees' Advisory Council

The mission is to provide classified employees a voice for their questions, ideas, and concerns on matters such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assistance in contributing better service to the school district and community
  • Examining ways to improve job satisfaction 
  • Optimizing classified employees’ professional status 
  • Optimizing recognition of classified employees' contributions to the District’s educational programs 
  • Functioning as an information resource for classified employees

Membership in CEAC is open to all classified employees representing various departments in LPS.

Monthly meetings of CEAC shall be held during the school year.

CEAC Mini-Grants


  • Funds to be dispersed over multiple programs.
  • The number of students impacted and/or the level of need of those students.
  • Align with district goals.
  • Where the funds were distributed the previous year.


  • Last week of July: Application sent through Google forms.
  • September meeting: CEAC goes through applications and creates list of recipients. Letters go out to recipients and regrets go to those who did not receive funds.
  • October: Director of HR presents to BOE during Classified Employees Week. 
  • October: funds dispersed to programs.
  • April: CEAC visits recipients.
  • May: CEAC breakfast with BOE. Recipients present. 

2015-16 CEAC Grant Awards

The council recommended the mini-grant funds be dispersed between  Heritage High School to purchase a book for use in the Ambassador program;  Voyager Program, to provide South Suburban recreation center memberships for students that need to fulfill their physical education credits; Euclid Middle School to send student leaders to 2 trainings this year to strengthen the student council; ESC Transition Services to purchase three portable student looms for the weaving class; Runyon Elementary to purchase books to address character education; Euclid Middle School to purchase fiction graphic novels for the library; Heritage High School Summit Program to purchase a subscription to both the New Yorker and Economist Magazine. Mini-grants funds will be available Classified Employees’ Week (October 19-23, 2015.) 

2016-2017 Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the ESC, Room 315 unless otherwise noted at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • September 15, 2016
  • October 20, 2016 (Board of Education Room)
  • November 17, 2016 
  • No December meeting
  • January 19, 2017 (Board of Education Room)
  • February 16, 2017
  • March 16, 2017 (Board of Education Room)
  • April 20, 2017
  • May 5, 2017 (1st Friday, at the Egg & I with BOE members and Superintendent in attendance)

CEAC Representatives 2016-17

    • Chris Wietrick, ESC
    • Ian Oliver, ESC
    • Julie Fortin, Ralph Moody
    • Tracie Schaefer, Highland
    • Jenise Conway, ESC
    • Margaret Lopez-Nelson, ESC
    • Lynn Petersen, Field
    • Cathy Trammel, ESC
    • Laura Bevins, The Village
    • Denise Lee, Goddard
    • Karla Elliott, Littleton
    • Kitti Mayne, The Village
    • Shawna Lawrence, Arapahoe
    • Keith Blanchfield, Transportation
    • Lori Romero, Ralph Moody
    • Carlos Vargas, The Village