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WHEREAS, our students are a vital resource to the future of the Silver State and ensuring the safety of Nevada's young learners is of utmost importance; and

WHEREAS, all members of the school community have a duty to create and provide a safe and respectful learning environment for all pupils that is free of bullying and cyber-bullying; and

WHEREAS, bullying and cyber-bullying interfere with the rights of a person by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment for the person; interfering with the academic performance of a pupil or the ability of the student to participate in or benefit from services, activities or privileges provided by a school; or physically harms person or damages the property of person or places a person in reasonable fear of harm; and

WHEREAS, a learning environment that is safe and respectful is essential for our students, staff and families and it is necessary for those pupils to achieve success and meet our State's high academic standards; and

WHEREAS, students, parents, educators and community members all have a role to play in ensuring that Nevada is known & a place where bullying will not be tolerated, and where the Nevada family lives in mutual respect;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 3-7, 2016

 WEEK OF RESPECT IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske