SENATE MEMORIAL 64
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
William P. Soules
PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 21, 2019 "SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION DAY" IN THE SENATE AND CONGRATULATING THE NEW MEXICO SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION FOR SIXTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO NEW MEXICO'S SCHOOL BOARDS.
WHEREAS, the state's 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 to an ever-changing 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, recognizing 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 strong advocates for public education and are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public, and the public's expectations to the districts, by working closely with parents, educational professionals and other community members to create an education vision for all of today's students and future students; and
WHEREAS, the members of New Mexico's local school boards respond to the educational needs of the communities they serve and help ensure the solid foundation of the school system, and in doing so, these leaders help strengthen New Mexico's educational system and improve future prospects for New Mexico's children; and
WHEREAS, from February 21 to February 23, 2019, special activities and programs will be held at the New Mexico school boards association board institute in Santa Fe, and it is fitting to join in acknowledging the commitment and contributions of members of local school boards; and
WHEREAS, the New Mexico school boards association is celebrating over six decades of service to New Mexico's school boards;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 21, 2019 be proclaimed "School Board Appreciation Day" in the senate and that recognition be extended to all school board members in the state for their valuable service; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that congratulations be extended to the New Mexico school boards association for six decades of service to New Mexico's school boards; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the New Mexico school boards association for distribution to all school board members.
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