2017 School Board Appreciation Month

2/1/2017

WHEREAS, the education of Virginia’s school-aged children is the foundation upon which the economic, social, and intellectual strength of our Commonwealth is built; and

WHEREAS, local school boards devote themselves to providing a high-quality education for all students in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the leadership of our school boards affects the development and future of our children and ensures that students are prepared to compete in local, state, national, and global economies; and

WHEREAS, locally elected and appointed school board members play an important role in representative democracy, as the decisions of local school boards directly influence instruction in Virginia’s public schools; and

WHEREAS, school board members work with parents, businesses, educational professionals, and other community members to create and sustain an educational vision for our students; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is proud of our educational system and appreciates the efforts of local school board members to make the Virginia public school system a great place in which to educate our youth; and

WHEREAS, we can all take this opportunity to thank Virginia’s school board members for their leadership and support of a public school system from which the entire Commonwealth benefits;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 2017 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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