In 2018, the California School Employees Association (CSEA) sponsored Assembly Bill 2160, authored by the current Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond, to bring Playground Aides, and after-school workers into the classified service. Before we were “at-will” employees, meaning we could be fired whenever and for whatever reason. AB 2160 will strengthen the relationships we have with our schools, communities, and students. With permanent status, Playground Aides and Beyond the Bell workers gain strong protections and the same benefits/rights all classified employees enjoy. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.