CVUSD Celebrates Read Across America Week
At the Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Education adopted a resolution proclaiming February 25, 2019 through March 1, 2019 as "Read Across America Week" in CVUSD in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. As part of this celebration, CVUSD students will join millions of children across the country in this annual event sponsored by the National Education Association and many of the country's leading literacy and youth groups. The event is co-sponsored by the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers and the District.
Schools will participate in activities such as inviting local celebrities and politicians to read to students in the classrooms; encouraging students, teachers, and parents to visit schools of younger students and read to those students; having family reading parties at the school; and organizing student reading events at the school.
The Resolution approved by the Board of Education is available here, or below:
CONEJO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
WHEREAS, the citizens of the Conejo Valley stand firmly committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy, and
WHEREAS, the Conejo Valley Unified School District has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the community’s well being and long-term quality of life; and
WHEREAS, “Read Across America,” a national celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday promotes reading and adult involvement in the education of our community’s students;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Conejo Valley Unified School District calls on the community to assure that every child is reading together with a caring adult during the week of February 25, 2019 through March 1, 2019; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conejo Valley Unified School District enthusiastically endorses “Read Across America” and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 19th day of February 2019, at a regular meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
Bill Gorback, Clerk, Board of Education
Mark W. McLaughlin, Superintendent