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DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Adoption of Proclamation—Native American Heritage Month, November 2017 (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
The efforts to gain recognition for the significant contributions of our first Americans can be traced back more than 100 years.  These efforts were further solidified in 1990 when President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Heritage Month."  Similar proclamations, under variations of the name including "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month," have been issued since 1994.

During the month of November, the School Board encourages school-based administration and staff to thoughtfully plan culturally-sensitive, schoolwide activities and lessons for students that further explore the history and cultures of Native American and Alaskan Native people and to celebrate the considerable role the first Americans played in the establishment and growth of our nation.  The Board acknowledges the importance of honoring these contributions, achievements, and the cultural and historical legacy of the Native American and Alaskan Native people.
• Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
There is no additional financial impact to the district for this proclamation.
SUBMITTED BY:  Kristine Hensley, Supervisor, Student Services
Myrna Hogue, Supervisor, School Social Work Services
Holly Saia, Ed.S., Director, Student Services
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent   Van Ayres
Academic Support and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
  Deputy Superintendent
(813) 272-4895
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