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WHEREAS, in the 2016-17 academic year, Nevada's public charter school system has received national recognition and now serves 1 o percent of the state's growing student population; and

WHEREAS, charter schools are public schools that increase learning opportunities for all students and provide parents and young learners within the public school system; and

WHEREAS, charter schools in Nevada serve as beacons of innovation and produce effective models of education, of significance to all public schools; and

WHEREAS, any charter schools are designed specifically to serve children from traditionally underserved communities; and

WHEREAS, charter schools offer a variety of learning environments and emphases, including college preparedness from STEM and STEAM education models, career technical education, arts and sciences; and

WHEREAS, by providing high-quality education to students, charter schools cont ibute to the Silver State's effort to improve educational outcomes and meet Nevada's growing economic development needs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins organizations across the Silver State in celebrating the accomplishment and contributions of charter schools to public education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 1 - 5, 2017 as

 Charter School Week in Nevada


 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske