January 2017 School Board Recognition Month proclamation

WHEREAS:  Oregonians rely on public education to ensure a prosperous quality of life and strong economic health for Oregon; and

WHEREAS:  Locally elected boards fulfill leadership roles and serve as the conduit through which teachers, parents, businesses and communities demonstrate the care, creativity and support that lead to student achievement; and

WHEREAS:  Public schools nurture and train diverse student populations to the best of their ability, whatever the resources, to give students the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to succeed; and

WHEREAS:  Board members build the framework that makes it possible for education organizations to teach Oregon's children; and

WHEREAS:  The committed men and women who serve on the boards of Oregon's 197 school districts, 19 education service districts and 17 community colleges deserve recognition and thanks for their dedication to the education needs of the people of Oregon.

NOW, THEREFORE:  I, Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim January 2017 to be


in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Salem in the State of Oregon on this day, December 5, 2017.

Kate Brown, Governor
Jeanne P. Atkins, Secretary of State

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