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School Board Recognition

           BE IT RESOLVED BY THE RIVER VALE BOARD OF EDUCATION that the Board, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, approves the following resolution:


WHEREAS, the New Jersey School Boards Association and the National School Boards Association have declared January 2017to be School Board Recognition Month, a time that all residents might acknowledge the contributions made by our local school board members; and


WHEREAS, the River Vale Board of Education is one of 587 local school boards in New Jersey that sets policies and oversees operations for public school districts; and


WHERAS, the River Vale Board of Education embraces the goal of high-quality education for all New Jersey public school students; and


WHEREAS, New Jersey’s local school boards help determine community goals for the education of 1.4 million children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade; and


WHEREAS, New Jersey’s 4,800 local school board members, who receive no remuneration for their services, act as advocates for public school students as they work with administrators, teachers and parents for the betterment of public education; and


WHEREAS, school boards strive to provide the resources necessary to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs; and


WHEREAS, boards of education provide accountability to the public; they communicate the needs of the school district to the public; and they convey to school administrators the public’s expectations for the schools; and


WHEREAS, the efforts of local boards of education, in partnership with stakeholders ranging from parents to teachers to state education officials, have fostered a public school system that has contributed to New Jersey’s status as a leader in academic benchmarks, such as elementary and middle school scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and college preparation through Advanced Placement offerings; Now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED that the River Vale Board of Education does hereby recognize the services of local school board members throughout New Jersey as we join communities statewide in observing January 2017as SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH; and be it further


            RESOLVED, that the River Vale Board of Education urges all New Jersey citizens to work with their local boards of education and public school staffs toward the improvement of our children’s education.