School Board Recognition Month: Model proclamation
The superintendent or district's public information officer should ask your city's mayor or manager, your city council, the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and/or the county commissioners to proclaim January as School Board Recognition Month in your community. Publicize this action with a press release and in your district's newsletter.
WHEREAS, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;
WHEREAS, school boards establish clear standards for student performance;
WHEREAS, school boards ensure that student assessments are tied to established standards;
WHEREAS, school boards are accountable to the community for operating schools that support student achievement;
WHEREAS, school boards align school district resources to ensure that students meet standards;
WHEREAS, school boards create a climate that supports the philosophy that all children can learn at high levels;
WHEREAS, school boards build collaborative relationships based on trust, teamwork and shared accountability; and
WHEREAS, school boards are committed to continuous education and training on issues related to student achievement;
NOW, THEREFORE, (I/We), hereby declare (my/our) appreciation to the members of the (school district name) School Board and proclaim the month of January to be School Board Recognition Month.
(I/We) urge all citizens to join (me/us) in recognizing the dedication and hard work of local school board members in preparing today's students for tomorrow's world.
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