Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/3/2019 - 5:00 PM
Category: Special Recognition
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 8.1 Resolution on Disability History and Awareness Month 2019 - Dr. Kendra King
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File Attachment:
Resolution on Disability History and Awareness Month_10-3-19 SB Meeting.pdf
Summary: Dr. Kendra King, Director of Student Services and Achievement, will present the Resolution on Disability History and Awareness Month for Board approval.

Public awareness, knowledge and understanding of disabilities promote full participation by students with disabilities into school and community activities. Heightened awareness of individual contributions by people with disabilities advances inclusive communities.

Guided by these beliefs, a group of young people with disabilities who are alumni of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities’ Youth Leadership Forum initiated a resolution that was passed by the 2009 General Assembly designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM). The following vision statement was developed by this group for DHAM.

Disability history education and awareness will promote positive attitudes in schools creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding and equal opportunities for all.

Youth with disabilities, parents, teachers, and staff from the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, and the Virginia Commonwealth University Partnership for People with Disabilities have supplemented the bank of DHAM resources first developed in 2009.
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Strategic Plan
Administrative Consideration
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the Board approve the Resolution on Disability History and Awareness Month.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Rosa Atkins - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Sherry Kraft Moved, Member Jennifer McKeever seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends the Board approve the Resolution on Disability History and Awareness Month.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0
   
Juandiego Wade     Yes
Jennifer McKeever     Yes
Leah Puryear     Yes
Sherry Kraft     Yes
Lisa Torres     Yes
James Bryant     Yes