Virginia School Boards Association Take Your Legislator to School Month


WHEREAS, it is critical that all students in Virginia are afforded the opportunity to receive a quality education in Virginia’s public schools; and

WHEREAS, a strong and effective public school system is essential to the economic prosperity of Virginia, and ensures that we continue to make social, technological, and scientific advancements; and 

WHEREAS, school boards and legislators must work together to promote high academic standards and excellent facilities that help all of Virginia’s students become productive, hardworking individuals; and

WHEREAS, Virginia’s school boards play a critical role in fostering close relationships between schools and legislators to strengthen and improve Virginia’s public education system; and

WHEREAS, the support of our legislators contributes significantly to the success and achievements of Virginia’s public schools; and

WHEREAS, throughout the month of November, the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), a nonpartisan organization of Virginia’s school boards, celebrates Take Your Legislator to School Day, as an opportunity to promote productive relationships between state legislators and their community’s education providers; and

WHEREAS, VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the professionals working to strengthen Virginia’s public schools;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize November 2015 as VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.