School Board Appreciation Month

2/1/2016

WHEREAS, the mission of public schools is to meet the diverse educational needs of all children and to empower them to become competent, and productive contributors to a democratic and ever-changing world; and

WHEREAS, local school board members are committed to children and believe that all children can be successful learners, and that the best education is tailored to the individual needs of the child; and

WHEREAS, local school board members work closely with parents, educational professionals, and other community members to make our educational vision a reality for our students; and

WHEREAS, local school board members are responsible for ensuring the structure that provides a solid foundation for our school system; and

WHEREAS, local school board members are strong advocates for public education and are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and vice versa;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 2016 as SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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