PRINTER'S NO. 2961
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
622
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY KRUEGER, CIRESI, HENNESSEY, DiGIROLAMO, SONNEY,
RYAN, MERSKI, SCHLOSSBERG, McNEILL, ZABEL, HILL-EVANS,
MILLARD, THOMAS, FREEMAN, MURT, LONGIETTI, T. DAVIS, BOBACK,
KORTZ, SAINATO, A. DAVIS, READSHAW, KOSIEROWSKI, KINSEY,
ROEBUCK, MENTZER AND DEASY, DECEMBER 2, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DECEMBER 2, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the month of January 2020 as "School Director
Recognition Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Local school districts and their governing boards
were established by the General Assembly more than 150 years
ago; and
WHEREAS, Public education is mandated by section 14 of
Article III of the Constitution of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, School board members govern individual school
districts, establish local policies, approve educational
programs, provide necessary physical facilities, hire properly
certified professional and classified employees and share in
costs by raising necessary local funds, along with State funds,
to operate district educational programs; and
WHEREAS, Being an effective school director is a difficult
task, particularly in the current climate of school change; and
WHEREAS, A school director must be knowledgeable about many
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complex educational and social issues; and
WHEREAS, School board service is a pure form of grassroots
democratic involvement upon which our republic was founded; and
WHEREAS, Local public school directors are dedicated,
educated and responsible citizens who carry out voluntary public
service, a classic example of representative government in our
democracy; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the
month of January 2020 as "School Director Recognition Month" in
Pennsylvania; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to
the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
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