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Spotsy School Board supports American Education Week

The Spotsylvania County School Board on Monday approved a resolution supporting American Education Week.

Below is the resolution.

American Education Week Proclamation

WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility, and equality; and

WHEREAS, by equipping young Americans with both practical skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and

WHEREAS, all education employees, be they substitute educators, custodians, teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, food service workers, librarians, and all others who work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and

WHEREAS, schools encourage community, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common enterprise.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Spotsylvania County School Board honors the hard work of its students to learn; recognizes the professionalism and dedication of its teachers, support staff, and other educators; thanks parents and members of the community who help students succeed; and reaffirms the need for a quality public education for all students in preparing all students to excel in a dynamic global society.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Spotsylvania County School Board proclaims November 11-17 as the 91st annual observance of American Education Week.

Adopted this 12th day of November, 2012

Linda D. Wieland, Chairman

Spotsylvania County School Board