house resolution no.13

Reps. MacDonell, Arbit, BeGole, Bezotte, Bierlein, Fitzgerald, Glanville, Haadsma, Hope, Liberati, McFall, Morse, Price, Rogers, Snyder, Stone, Tsernoglou, Wegela and Weiss offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare January 2023 as Local School Board Recognition Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michigan is home to more than 600 boards of education that work hard to enrich the lives of Michiganís students through education and directly influence instruction in Michiganís public schools; and

Whereas, Article VIII, Section 2, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 states that providing for the education of Michiganís children is a fundamental duty of state government; and

Whereas, Our stateís public education system is designed to meet the educational needs of all children and to empower them to become competent, productive contributors to society and an everchanging world; and

Whereas, Members of local school boards are dedicated to children, learning, and community and devote many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence, and progress in education; and

Whereas, Local school boards recognize that all children can be successful learners, especially when education is tailored to the individual needs of the child; and

Whereas, Local school board members are exceptional people who have committed themselves to this duty by governing school districts and advancing student achievement in the schools and communities in which they serve; and

Whereas, During this month, we join the Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Department of Education, and local school districts and community organizations to recognize and raise awareness of the countless efforts and contributions of local school boards and school board members throughout Michigan; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare January 2023 as Local School Board Recognition Month in the state of Michigan. We urge all citizens to observe this momentous occasion.