WHEREAS: The week of January 12, 2014, has been named Paraprofessional Recognition Week by the Minnesota Department of Education; and
WHEREAS: Minnesota is home to more than 20,000 paraprofessionals who provide a number of services within schools, including support for instruction, student activities, and numerous tasks, which contribute to educational success; and
WHEREAS: The support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to improving student achievement and increasing the effectiveness of Minnesota schools; and
WHEREAS: The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education are committed to excellence in education and recognize the role that paraprofessionals play in ensuring educational success.
Now, therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim January 12-18, 2014, as
in the State of Minnesota.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 1st day of December.
(signed) Mark Dayton, Governor
(signed) Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Facts and Information About Ebola
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide information about the Ebola virus to schools. And though, officials and health experts continue to stress that the risk to Minnesotans is currently very low, Gov Dayton and and MDH Commissioner Ehlinger have convened leaders in the health, human services and public safety sectors to develop prevention plans for our state. Call the Ebola Information Line: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.