Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/8/2019 - 6:00 PM
Category: GENERAL BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 9.1 Resolution No. 19-20-09: American Education Week, November 18-22, 2019
Strategic Plan:
Curriculum Goal 2
Research and implement an online curriculum to support K-6 learning in Silver Valley Academy
Policy:
Enclosure: Resolution No. 19-20-09: American Education Week
File Attachment:
Resolution No. 19-20-09 American Education Week.pdf
Summary: Distressed that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were uneducated and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education.

Consequently, American Education Week was first observed December 1921. The NEA Representative Assembly called for one week each year to spotlight education and has been observed the first full week before Thanksgiving. Education Week is observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.

The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the co-sponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.
Funding:
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 19-20-09: November 18-22, 2019 as American Education Week.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Martha Bootsma - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Jesse M. Najera - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Mark Staggs Moved, Member Heather Reid seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 19-20-09: November 18-22, 2019 as American Education Week.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Karen Gray     Yes
Lynn McKee     Yes
Brian Boatwright     Yes
Heather Reid     Yes
Mark Staggs     Yes