Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 26-30, 2020 as Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week. Our Principals and Assistant Principals/Deans provide essential support to our more than 11,500 Lakeville Area students and more than 1,300 employees. We celebrate this week to express our thanks and gratitude for these essential leaders.
Whereas: The Lakeville Association of School Administrators (LASA) bargaining unit includes 28 principals and assistant principals/deans;
Whereas: Principals and assistant principals/deans are educational visionaries, instructional leaders to students and staff, community builders, public relations experts, budget analysts, facility managers, special program managers, and are entrusted with the education and development of young people;
Whereas: Principals and assistant principals/deans provide students with opportunities and guidance to ensure their success and inspire a passion for learning;
Whereas: Principals and assistant principals/deans work with all stakeholders to foster a sense of community and pride within our schools and district;
Whereas: Principals are taking on the monumental responsibility of ensuring students and staff are remaining safe and healthy in their buildings and answering questions and concerns from parents during this unprecedented school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic;
Whereas: Governor Tim Walz proclaimed October 5-11 as Minnesota Principals Week.
Therefore, let it be resolved: The Board of Education hereby extends its appreciation to principals and assistant principals/deans for supporting the education of our students, and declares October 26-30, 2020 to be Principals and Assistant Principals/Deans Appreciation Week in Lakeville Area Schools.