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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 the educational vision we want for our students; and

WHEREAS, these decisions affect the present and future lives of children and set direction 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 2023, as SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.