The Lakeville Area Schools Board of Education approved a resolution at its January 26 regular meeting declaring the week of Jan. 25-29, 2021 as Paraprofessionals Appreciation Week. Read the resolution:
Lakeville Area Schools recognizes January 25-29, 2021 as Paraprofessionals Appreciation Week. Our education paraprofessionals are essential to the mission of our district and the success of our students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these staff members.
Whereas: these professionals provide a variety of care services to help all students achieve success. These professionals work with teachers and other District staff to provide care, support and a quality education to all students; and
Whereas: Lakeville Area Schools paraprofessionals provide services in multiple settings within schools, including support for instruction, student activities, and for individual students, as well as numerous other tasks that contribute to educational success; and
Whereas: the support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to student achievement, resulting in even better, more effective schools; and
Whereas: Lakeville Area Schools is committed to excellence in education and recognize the important role that paraprofessionals play in ensuring educational success; and
Whereas: Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed the week of January 25-31, 2021 as Paraprofessional Recognition Week in Minnesota;
Therefore, let it be resolved: Lakeville Area Schools extends its appreciation and encourages all members of the Lakeville Area community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our educational care support professionals for their dedication and commitment to our students.