American Education Week honors education employees

The McMinnville School Board proclaimed November 14-20, 2010, as American Education Week, and Chairperson Kathy Cabe read the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation's precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and

WHEREAS, by equipping young Americans with both practical skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and

WHEREAS, education employees--be they custodians or teachers, bus drivers or librarians--work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and

WHEREAS, schools are community linchpins, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common enterprise;

NOW, THEREFORE, the McMinnville School District does hereby proclaim November 14-20, 2010 as the 89th annual observance of American Education Week.