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January 2024: School Board Recognition Month in Michigan

WHEREAS, Michigan is home to nearly 600 locally elected local school boards that work to enrich the lives of Michigan's students through education and directly influencing instruction in Michigan's public schools; and,

WHEREAS, local school board members are exceptional public servants who have dedicated and committed themselves to this duty by governing school districts, listening to parent voices, and advancing student achievement and well-being in the schools and communities they serve; and,

WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Department of Education, local school districts and community organizations to recognize and raise awareness of the countless efforts and contributions of local school boards and school board members throughout Michigan; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim January 2024 as School Board Recognition Month in Michigan.