WHEREAS, school board clerks in each locality throughout the Commonwealth are appointed by law to fulfill their duties and responsibilities; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks are responsible for keeping accurate records of the meetings and proceedings of the school board, a record of all receipts and disbursements, and a record of all official acts; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks perform other duties in connection with the school business of his or her county or city as may be required by the school board; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks maintain frequent contact with the public, including parents, employees, and the media, on behalf of the school board and superintendent; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks, in the performance of their duties, are often required to work extra hours attending school board meetings; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks ensure that students achieve their highest potential and provide an invaluable service for school board members and superintendents;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize February 19-23, 2018, as SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.