School Board Observes National Inclusive Schools Week December 7-11
The Fairfax County School Board has passed a resolution to observe National Inclusive Schools Week, December 7-11. The resolution follows:
National Inclusive Schools Week, December 7-11, 2020
WHEREAS, since its inception in 2001, National Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors; and
WHEREAS, Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and is held during the first full week of December; and
WHEREAS, this year’s theme, “the time for inclusion is now!" was chosen in recognition of ways in which a greater appreciation for inclusion, as a philosophy and a way of life in our schools and community has emerged; and
WHEREAS, many of us have seen positive changes in awareness of inclusion as a requirement for achieving greater access, equitable opportunities and more authentic relationships recognizing that we have many more steps to take to reach our goal of a fully inclusive school culture; and
WHEREAS, the week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County School Board reminds the entire FCPS community that education takes on a beautiful shape when all children are included.