Paraprofessionals

State of Minnesota

Proclamation

WHEREAS: The week of January 12, 2014, has been named Paraprofessional Recognition Week by the Minnesota Department of Education; and

WHEREAS: Minnesota is home to more than 20,000 paraprofessionals who provide a number of services within schools, including support for instruction, student activities, and numerous tasks, which contribute to educational success; and

WHEREAS: The support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to improving student achievement and increasing the effectiveness of Minnesota schools; and

WHEREAS: The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education are committed to excellence in education and recognize the role that paraprofessionals play in ensuring educational success.

Now, therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim January 12-18, 2014, as

Paraprofessional Recognition Week

in the State of Minnesota.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 1st day of December.

(signed) Mark Dayton, Governor

(signed) Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State