Establishing the Leadership in Arts Instruction Awards
Resolution Number 2001-17
April 26, 2001
WHEREAS, in recognition of outstanding leadership in arts instruction at all levels, the Board of Education will establish a Leadership in Arts Instruction Awards program to be co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. For purposes of this award, the arts will include creative writing, dance, music, the visual arts, and theatre; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education and the Virginia Commission for the Arts will recognize, through a nomination and selection process, local school division superintendents, school principals, local school board members, heads of cultural organizations, etc., as recipients of the Leadership in Arts Instruction Award; and
WHEREAS, Kirk T. Schroder will represent the Board of Education’s interest in working with the Virginia Commission for the Arts in establishing the process and criteria for nominating and selecting the award recipients; and
WHEREAS, the award recipients will be selected on the basis of leadership for sustained curriculum-based instruction in the arts; sustained advocacy for instruction in the arts as essential to a complete education; or development of innovative instructional programs in the arts or innovative collaborations between schools, artists, and cultural organizations;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that the Leadership in Arts Instruction Awards program will be established to recognize the work and contributions of educational leaders at all levels.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twenty-Sixth Day of April in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
April 26, 2001