A resolution acknowledging the celebration of Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013.

WHEREAS, reading is the foundation upon which learning is built, and on Read Across America Day, our commitment to supporting America’s next generation of readers is by engaging children in good reading habits and making reading a fun and interactive activity; and

WHEREAS, Read Across America Day, is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, which coincides with the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to many as Dr. Seuss, author of children’s books; and

WHEREAS, we are celebrating in Nashville with individuals, government officials, business leaders, educators and others by going into the schools and reading books by Dr. Seuss; 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, the City of Nashville 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 will promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our city’s students; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council enthusiastically endorses Read Across America and recommits our city to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as acknowledging the celebration of Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Mr. Stephen C. Henry, President of the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association and area district schools.

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: Karen Johnson, Fabian Bedne, Jason Potts, Megan Barry, Ronnie Stein, Tim Garrett, Charlie Tygard, Lonnell Matthews, Frank Harrison, Walter Hunt, Darren Jernigan, Doug Pardue, Bill Pridemore, Karen Bennett, Anthony Davis, Peter Westerholm, Scott Davis, Steve Glover, Josh Stites, Bruce Stanley, Phil Claiborne, Tony Tenpenny, Sandra Moore, Burkley Allen, Erica Gilmore, Davette Blalock, Chris Harmon], Sean McGuire, Jason Holleman, Emily Evans, Sheri Weiner, Edith Taylor Langster, Buddy Baker, Duane Dominy, Jacobia Dowell, Robert Duvall, Carter Todd, Bo Mitchell


Referred to: Rules & Confirmations Committee
Introduced: February 19, 2013
Adopted: February 19, 2013
Approved: February 20, 2013
By: mayor's signature

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