School Board Recognition Week is October 17th-21st

State of New York

Executive Chamber



Whereas, each year, School Board Recognition Week is observed by the more than 700 School Boards in school districts throughout New York State; and State of New York Executive Chamber

Whereas, our state’s public education system is designed to meet the educational needs of all children and to empower them to become informed, productive contributors to society and an ever-changing world; and

Whereas, as we continue to come back from the COVID-19 pandemic, School Boards have worked with school administrators and educators to help them navigate students’ full return to the classroom within a learning environment that is safe, healthy, and ensures optimum opportunities for intellectual and personal growth; and

Whereas, members of local School Boards are dedicated to children, learning, and community, and devote many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence, and progress in education, recognizing that all children can be successful learners; and

Whereas, local School Board members are strong advocates for public education and are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public, and the public’s expectations to the district, by working closely with parents, educational professionals, and other community members; and

Whereas, the members of New York State’s local School Boards respond to the educational needs of the communities they serve and help ensure the solid foundation of our school system; in doing so, these leaders help strengthen our state’s educational system and improve future prospects for our children; and

Whereas, during October 17-21, 2022, special activities and programs will be held in communities across New York State in observance of School Board Recognition Week and it is fitting to join in acknowledging the commitment and contributions of members of local School Boards;

Now, Therefore, I, Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby proclaim October 17-21,  SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK in the Empire State.

School Board Recognition Week Proclamation 2022