Superintendent Presents Proclamation Recognizing District Participation in National African American Parent Involvement Day
Proclamation Celebrates National African American Parent Involvement Day
Superintendent Larry Nyland issued a proclamation declaring Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS) participation in the upcoming National African American Parent Involvement Day. The proclamation, presented at Wednesday’s SPS School Board meeting, also celebrated individual schools’ participation.
Inspired by the 1995 Million Man March in Washington D.C., National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) was created to encourage parents and communities to support children in their education and address achievement gaps. This year, schools across the district will celebrate NAAPID on February 13, as part of Black History Month.
Here is a copy of the proclamation.
Part of SPS’ proclamation recognizes the pioneering efforts of South Shore K-8 School over the years supporting parents and students in doing the work to eliminate opportunity gaps in education. During the school board meeting, South Shore Principal, Kristin DeWitte, Seattle Council PTSA President, Sabrena Burr, and Burr’s 7th grade daughter, Rena Mateja Walker Burr, accepted a copy of the proclamation mounted onto a commemorative plaque.
Here's more information on how SPS is eliminating opportunity gaps.
Video of the reading of the proclamation begins at the 25:00 mark in the video below.