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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 success of our children, economic prosperity of the Commonwealth, and it 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 maintain 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 2020 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.