CONCORD -- Outstanding Mt. Diablo school district employees will be honored during an "Academy Awards" event Friday organized by the teachers' union.

The awards dinner is from 5:30-9 p.m. at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. Tom Torlakson, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, will present some awards, as will state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, and Concord Vice Mayor Tim Grayson.

Kish Rajan, a district graduate who now directs the governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, will deliver the keynote address. Awards will go to teacher of the year, outstanding administrator, classified employee and parent volunteer.

A few last-minute tickets may be available by calling 925-676-4664 Friday morning. For more information, visit www.ourmdea.org.



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