Whereas, public education is 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, public education employees, be they educators, substitute educators, higher education faculty and staff, custodians, teachers, bus drivers, clerical workers, food service professionals, skilled trades workers, health and student service workers, security guards, technical employees, or librarians, work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and
Whereas, public schools are the foundations of neighborhoods and communities, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common purpose.
Therefore, be it further resolved that we, the citizens of Kimball Minnesota proclaim November 15-21, 2009, as the 88th annual observance of American Education Week.
Proclaimed this 2nd day of November 2009.
Signed: Mayor Tammy Konz