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WHEREAS, bullying and cyber-bullying interfere with a person's rights by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment for the person; and

WHEREAS, bullying and cyber-bullying also interfere 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; and

WHEREAS, ensuring the safety of Nevada's young learners is of utmost importance and all members of the school community have a duty to create and provide a safe and respectful learning environment for students that is free of bullying and cyber-bullying; and

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

WHEREAS, students, parents, educators, and community members have a role to play in ensuring that Nevada is known as a place where bullying will not be tolerated, and Week of Respect in Nevada reminds all of us in the Silver State to remain respectful of others;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 4 - 8, 2021, as

WEEK OF RESPECT IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 21st day of September, 2021

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