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, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and
WHEREAS, all education employees work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, schools encourage community, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common enterprise.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Matt Wyatt, serving as President of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School Board, do hereby proclaim November 18-22, 2013 as the 92nd annual observance of American Education Week.
Signed this 17th day of October, 2013