WHEREAS, it is critical that all students in Virginia are afforded the opportunity to receive a quality education in Virginia’s public schools; and
WHEREAS, a strong and effective public school system is essential to the economic prosperity of Virginia, and ensures that we continue to make social, technological, and scientific advancements; and
WHEREAS, school boards and legislators must work together to promote high academic standards and excellent facilities that help all of Virginia’s students become productive, hardworking individuals; and
WHEREAS, Virginia’s school boards play a critical role in fostering close relationships between schools and legislators to strengthen and improve Virginia’s public education system; and
WHEREAS, the support of our legislators contributes significantly to the success and achievements of Virginia’s public schools; and
WHEREAS, Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Take Your Legislator to School Month serves as an opportunity to promote productive relationships between state legislators and their local education providers; and
WHEREAS, VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month is also an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the professionals working to strengthen Virginia’s public schools;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize November 2018 as VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.