OAKLAND (KCBS)— Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions as “Classified Employee of the Year” by the California Department of Education.
Marcus Board is one of 11 painters responsible for 110 sites throughout the school district. His work involves maintaining gym floors, painting yard lines, doors, lockers, and walls.
“I love my co-workers. I love working with them. We have fun, we talk trash to each other; have a good time. We keep it loose, but we know that we have to take care of business,” he said.
The top priority for painters at Oakland Unified is graffiti abatement. Sometimes school property is vandalized with the number 187, which means murder.