Ventura County Board of Education issues Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23) Proclamation

By Michael Hernandez

CAMARILLO—The Ventura County Board of Education approved a proclamation declaring Sept 17-23rd as Constitution Week at its Monday (Aug. 28th) board meeting by a vote of 4-0 (Dr. Mark Lisagor was absent).  The request to adopt proclamation 17-05 was made by board member and Vice President Dean Kunicki with five affirmative public comments made by Mike Smith (Camarillo), Gloria and Rolando Chinea (Oxnard), Carolyn Guillot (Thousand Oaks) and Joan Lopez (Ventura).

The Constitution Week Proclamation references Public Law 915, Chapter 875 approved on Aug. 2, 1956 by the U.S. Congress which “invites the people of the United States to observe such week in schools, churches, and other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The Ventura County Board of Education Constitution Week Proclamation states:

“Whereas, the Constitution of the United States of America, the guardian document of our liberties, embodies the principles of limited government in a Republic dedicated to rule by law; and

“Whereas, September 17, 2017, marks the two hundred thirtieth anniversary of the framing off the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and

“Whereas, It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary, and to the patriotic celebrations which commemorate it; and

“Whereas, Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating Sept 17 through 23 as Constitution Week,

“Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Ventura County Board of Education does hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week and encourages all local public schools, communities, and businesses, to support this occasion by participating in appropriate instructional activities honoring the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian-document of our liberties.

“Adopted this 28th day of August, 2017

Dr. Ramon Flores, President

Ventura County Board of Education”

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in West Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He has worked 23 years as a middle school teacher.  Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email: [email protected]

 Mr. Hernandez is dedicating himself to advance the 13 spheres –as a “City Upon A Hill”; developing an interactive California citizens news platform as an alternative to mainstream media; while building local school-community partnerships.


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