RESOLUTION NO. 2008-173
A resolution designating Monday, March 3, 2008 as “Read Across America Day”, a national celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
WHEREAS, the 11th annual “Read Across America Day”, will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008, in celebration of what would be Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, 104th birthday who was born on March 2, 1904; and
WHEREAS, the National Read Across America Celebration is sponsored by the National Education Association, in conjunction with the Tennessee Education Association and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, and is committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and
WHEREAS, we are celebrating in Nashville with individuals, government officials, business leaders, educators and others going into the schools and reading books by Dr. Seuss; and
WHEREAS, the state of Tennessee has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the community’s well being and long-term quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the National Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association, and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association’s Read Across America program, a national celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday was held on March 3, 2008, promotes reading and adult involvement in the education of our state’s students; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council enthusiastically endorses Read Across America and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing “Read Across America”, a national celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to a representatives of the Tennessee Education Association and Metropolitan Nashville Education Association.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Vivian Wilhoite, Duane Dominy
|Introduced:||February 19, 2008|
|Adopted:||February 19, 2008|
|Approved:||February 25, 2008|