The Ocean View School District (OVSD) Board of Trustees voted at its regular meeting on March 19 to adopt a resolution proclaiming March 25-29, 2019, as “Public Schools Week.” The resolution also recognizes OVSD public schools as “places where achievement and relationships matter for all students.” This is the first year that the OVSD Board has adopted the resolution, which states that local, state and federal lawmakers should prioritize support for strengthening our nation’s public schools and empower local education leaders to implement, manage and lead school districts in partnership with educators, families and other community members.
“We believe it is important to focus attention on the great things happening in our public schools locally and throughout our nation,” said Board President John Briscoe. “Ocean View is home to safe, innovative public schools where all students are valued and where achievement and relationships really do matter.”
Representatives from State Assemblyman Tyler Diep’s office and State Senator Tom Umberg’s office attended the Board meeting, presenting proclamations to the District in support of “Public Schools Week.” The Assemblyman’s Field Representative, Ryan Billings, shared the proclamation with Board President Briscoe, congratulating the District as it “continues to do great work,” while Senator Umberg’s Field Representative, Yajaira Lechuga, expressed the Senator’s belief that “we must do everything we can to lift up public education.” She thanked the OVSD leadership for “recognizing the importance of its students, families and teachers.”
Organizations and legislators from throughout the United States are participating in “Public Schools Week,” March 25-29, 2019. The second annual celebration of public schools is spearheaded nationally by the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a coalition of 12 national education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, teachers, administrators, specialists, school board members, and teacher educators. LFA intends to put a spotlight on public schools, showing what they have to offer and how community members can get involved to support the work of their public schools. Legislators will be speaking on the importance of a strong public education system for the country’s future economic strength. Get more information about LFA and “Public Schools Week” at www.learningfirst.org.
Social media hashtags supporting “Public Schools Week” are #PublicSchoolProud and #PSW19.
A complete copy of the OVSD Board’s Public Schools Week Resolution is available online.
This article was released by the Ocean View School District.