Expressing the Board of Education’s Recommendation that Family Literacy Become a Primary Delivery System of Adult Education
Resolution Number 2001-23
June 20, 2001
WHEREAS, the Task Force on Adult Education and Literacy recommends that family literacy should be a priority for the Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Virginia expect all students to learn and perform well in school; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has made a strong commitment to the Standards of Learning and its accompanying accountability program as a way of raising educational standards for all students; and
WHEREAS, parents must be full partners in the learning process as they are children’s first and most important teachers; and
WHEREAS, research confirms that the education level of the parent is a good predictor of how a student will perform in school; and
WHEREAS, adult education is the responsibility of the Board of Education and the school divisions;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that it is recommended that family literacy become a primary delivery system of adult education and a key strategy for helping children prepare for and do well in school.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that by communicating the importance of family literacy programs to parents, school administrators, teachers, citizens, and policy makers we will raise the level of awareness of family literacy and its potential for breaking the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy in Virginia.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twentieth Day of June in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
June 20, 2001