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WHEREAS, the Nevada Legislature has proclaimed that pupils are the most vital resource to the future of this State; and

WHEREAS, school social workers in the state of Nevada and across the nation serve as vital members of the educational team, playing a central role in creating a positive school climate and vital partnerships between the home, school, and community to ensure student academic success; and

WHEREAS, school social workers are especially skilled in providing services to students who face serious challenges including bullying, disabilities, discrimination, trauma, abuse, addiction, poverty, and other barriers to learning; and

WHEREAS, by bringing together students, teachers, parents, school administrators, and pupil services teams along with professional and community resources, school social workers help students realize their fullest potential in becoming educated and contributing members of society; and

WHEREAS, acting as liaisons with community, state and federal agencies, school social workers help to develop and support a broad range of resources in support of schools' educational missions; and

WHEREAS, school social workers advocate for schools, families, children, and youth in the legislative arena by supporting proposals to promote positive school climate, prevent bullying, improve programs for at-risk children and youth, and support the academic success of all students;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of March 6 - 12, 2022, as

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK WEEK 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 11th day of February, 2022

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