School Board Meeting, Pt. 3: New resolutions close out the meeting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Tuesday’s school board meting, the board voted on four resolutions regarding data usage and social awareness. The first was in support of the State’s use of student data from 2020 to fund K-12 public education for the Fiscal year 2021. The school board unanimously voted for the resolution. For the next three resolutions, however, the votes were not unanimous.
Resolution 2021-05: Recognizing International Day of the Girl Child was proposed to bring awareness to the struggle that many girls around the world experience on their quest to receive education. Resolution 2021-06: Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day proclaimed the second Monday in October, October 12, 2020, as Indigenous Peoples Day and, according to the agenda item, encourages staff and students to honor it through interactive research, classroom lesson plans, guest speakers, displays, lectures, practical activities, and cultural celebrations.
The final proposed resolution was the only one with public testimony both for and against it. Resolution 2021-07: Recognizing LGBTQ History Month recognizes October 2020 as LGBTQ History Month and looks to promote a community where all students, staff, and community members feel supported and affirmed, according to documentation from the meeting’s agenda. All the resolutions passed with board member, Matthew Sampson being the lone nay vote for Resolutions 2021-05, 06, and 07.
The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2020.
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