January is School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month
Posted on 01/05/2018
January is School Board Appreciation Month

The State of Washington Proclamation
Whereas, the mission of Washington's public school system is to assure that all students achieve at high levels and possess the knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens of a democratic society and enjoy productive and satisfying lives; and
Whereas, Washington's 295 locally-elected school boards and nine elected educational service district boards are the core of the public education governance system in our state; and
Whereas, the districts and regions they lead serve more than one million students, have a combined annual budget of approximately $15 billion, and employ close to 120,000 people; and
Whereas, school directors play a crucial role in promoting student learning and achievement by creating a vision, establishing policies and budgets, and setting clear standards of accountability for all involved; and
Whereas, school directors are directly accountable to the citizens in their districts and regions, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools; and 
Whereas, school directors and educational service districts provide a passionate voice of advocacy for public schools and the welfare of school children; and
Whereas, it is appropriate to recognize school directors as outstanding volunteers and champions for public education;
Now, therefore, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim January 2018 as School Board Recognition Month in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance.
Signed December 29, 2017 by Governor Jay Inslee


For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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