Back to Proclamations

Proclamation Header Image

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

School Board Appreciation Month

WHEREAS, school board members are elected to represent the interests of students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders; and

WHEREAS, school boards play a vital role in ensuring that students across the Commonwealth have access to a high-quality, rigorous education, and are best positioned to uphold educational excellence in Virginia’s schools; and

WHEREAS, school boards are the governing bodies responsible for the oversight, success, and effectiveness of school systems across the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, local school board members work with parents, businesses, education professionals, and other community members to create a shared vision of success for students; and

WHEREAS, these decisions affect the present and future lives of children and chart a path to prepare all students to be competitive in a local, state, national, and global 21st century knowledge economy; and

WHEREAS, School Board Appreciation Month acknowledges the contributions, dedication, and service of Virginia’s local school board members;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize February 2024, as SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.