03-23-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #14


Title
Proclaim April 2010 as National Poetry Month

Discussion

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry and its vital place in American culture.  The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.  The intent is to increase the visibility and availability of poetry while acknowledging and celebrating poetry's ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated.



Recommendation
Adopt a resolution proclaiming April 2010 as National Poetry Month.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 3/23/2010

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the School Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Lisa M. Rehm, Resource Teacher for Secondary Language Arts, Ext. 360

Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, Ext. 310

Betty A. Dunn, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Student Services, Ext. 270




Attachment:  Board Agenda Item ~ National Poetry Month 2010 Resolution ~ Attachment.pdf