12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #11


Title
Proclamation Declaring January 23 through January 27, 2017, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Discussion
The Just Read, Florida! Office in the Department of Education (DOE), in partnership with other DOE offices and numerous other state organizations and agencies, is planning a statewide "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!" event, scheduled for the week of January 23 through January 27, 2017.  The goals of "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!" are to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness of the programs and projects offered by the DOE and its partner agencies and organizations, and most of all, to promote the enjoyment of reading for children and adults of all ages.

In Brevard County, each school K-12 determines how they will participate in Celebrate Literacy Week.  Examples of past literacy activities include school-wide common read-alouds, character dress-up days, bookmark and book jacket art contests, young author expos, local author visits, and family literacy nights.


Recommendation
Adopt a resolution proclaiming January 23 through January 27, 2017, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 12/13/2016

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
Whitney Augustine, Secondary Literacy Facilitator, ext. 315;

Debbie Wood, Elementary Literacy Facilitator, ext. 342; 

Robin Novelli, Director, Secondary Leading & Learning, ext. 310;

Tara Taylor, Director, Elementary Leading & Learning, ext. 330;

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Leading & Learning, ext. 411



Attachment:  Board Agenda Item ~ Celebrate Literacy Week Florida 2017 Proclamation.pdf