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WHEREAS, school board clerks throughout the Commonwealth are appointed to fulfill their duties and responsibilities; and
WHEREAS, the duties and responsibilities of school board clerks include keeping accurate records of the meetings and proceedings of the school board, records of all receipts and disbursements, records of all official acts; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks perform other duties as required by the school board in connection with the school business of their locality; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks maintain frequent contact with the public, parents, school employees, and media, on behalf of the school board and superintendent; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks, in the performance of their duties, often work extended hours attending school board meetings and other related functions; and
WHEREAS, school board clerks work to ensure that students achieve their highest potential and provide an invaluable service for school board members and superintendents; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize February 15-19, 2021, as SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.