By Senators McAuliffe, B. Sheldon, Loveland, Fairley, Wood, Stevens, Haugen, Patterson, Kline, Rossi, Deccio, Prentice, Goings, Heavey, Spanel, Jacobsen, Bauer, Oke, Johnson, Rasmussen, Hale, Fraser and Kohl


     WHEREAS, It is the mission of the school districts in the state of Washington to provide all students with the best possible education; and


     WHEREAS, School boards set the direction for the public schools by envisioning the future of education; and


     WHEREAS, School boards set policies and procedures to govern all aspects of school district operation; and


     WHEREAS, School boards keep attention focused on progress toward their school districts' goals and maintain a two-way communications loop with all segments of their communities; and


     WHEREAS, Serving on a school board requires an unselfish devotion of time and service to carry on the mission and business of the school district; and


     WHEREAS, School board members must respond on behalf of the community to the educational needs of students; and


     WHEREAS, School board members voluntarily accept the above-mentioned responsibilities;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate does hereby join in the celebration of January 1998 as School Board Recognition Month in Washington State and encourages all citizens to publicly and privately thank the school board members from all school districts for their dedicated service to our children.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8689,

adopted by the Senate January 30, 1998.





Secretary of the Senate