It isn’t every day that you can honor an employee who has worked for you for more than three decades.

The Gridley Unified School District Board of Education had the chance to do just that at its regular meeting last week.

The board unanimously passed a resolution honoring Esther Marquez on her retirement after more than 34 years serving Gridley Unified School District.

Over the course of her career, Marquez worked as a school secretary, summer school secretary, office clerk, cafeteria clerk, noon supervisor, media center clerk, PE aide, and instructional aide.

Board President Eric Waterbury read the resolution, which spelled out Marquez's long career in Gridley.

Marquez retired July 1 of this year.

In other business at Wednesday night’s meeting, the board:

* Extended the contract of Superintendent Jordan Reeves through the 2020-21 school year;

* Approved the opening of a new ASB account after fraudulent charges totaling more than $7,000 were noticed on the existing Bank of the West account.

Business Manager Heather Naylor said the fraudulent charges - in the form of ACH transactions - came as a result of unknown persons somehow gaining access to the account’s number and routing number.

* Approved a contract in the amount of $25,000 with Rosser Enterprises to replace the roof on the weight room at the high school;

* Approved the creation of a new Director of Human Resources position - which will be filled by the current personnel manager, Julie Vang.