Riverview School District

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Governor Jay Inslee Proclaims January
School Board Recognition Month

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Dr. Anthony L. Smith, Superintendent of the Riverview School District read the following Proclamation from Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, during that evening's School Board Meeting:

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the mission of Washington's public school system is to assure that all students achieve at high levels and possess the knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens of a democratic society who enjoy productive and satisfying lives; and

WHEREAS, Washington's 295 locally elected school boards and nine (9) elected educational service district boards are the core of public education governance system in our state; and

WHEREAS, the districts and regions they lead serve more than one million students, have a combined annual budget over $15 billion, and employ approximately 120,000 people; and

WHEREAS, school directors play a crucial role in promoting student learning and achievement by creating a vision, establishing policies and budgets, and setting clear standards of accountability for all involved; and

WHEREAS, school directors are directly accountable to the citizens in their districts and regions, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools; and

WHEREAS, school directors and educational service districts provide a passionate voice of advocacy for public schools and the welfare of school children; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize school directors as outstanding volunteers and champions for public education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby proclaim January 2019 as

SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance.

Signed this 4th day of January, 2019
Governor Jay Inslee