Proclamations


Mayors and other elected leaders, school boards and superintendents can signal the importance of school attendance by declaring that September is Attendance Awareness Month.  The templates can easily be adapted for state leaders and boards. National and local organizations can also use these template proclamations and disseminate them through their networks.

Template proclamations:

 

2017 Proclamations

ALABAMA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

  • State of Connecticut Governor, Dannel P. Malloy, released a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month.

GEORGIA

  • Chatham County proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month during the County Commission meeting on Friday, August 25, 2017.

KENTUCKY

  • Henderson County Schools proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.

MICHIGAN

  • Port Huron Schools partners with local agencies and declares September as Attendance Awareness Month.

MINNESOTA

  • The Itasca County Truancy Prevention Program, together with school districts 316, 317, 318, and 319 pledges September as Attendance Awareness Month.

MISSOURI

  • Hickman Mills C-1 School District proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.

OKLAHOMA

  • Ponca City Public Schools proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Gov. Dennis Daugaard proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.

UTAH

WASHINGTON

  • Wenatchee School District and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Education proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • Capital Region ESD 113 in Tumwater, Washington, issued a proclamation on August 9th.

 

2016 Proclamations

ALABAMA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

FLORIDA

  • Indian River County Officials declared September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • The Polk County School Board issued a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month.

GEORGIA

  • Cherokee County School District proclaims September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • Madison, Georgia Mayor, Fred Perriman and Morgan County Commission Chairman, Donald Harris joined Morgan County Superintendent Dr. James Woodard to sign a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • Thomasville, Georgia City Schools’ Superintendent Sabrina Boykins-Everett issued a proclamation announcing September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • The School Board of Volusia County, Florida issued a proclamation announcing September as Attendance Awareness Month.

ILLINOIS

IOWA

  • Ames, Iowa Mayor, Ann Campbell read aloud a proclamation on September 13 declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • Council Bluffs Mayor, Matthew Walsh issued a proclamation announcing September as Attendance Awareness Month.
  • Several area school districts and mayors pledged to promote the importance of regular school attendance to their 12,000 students.

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

  • The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Department of Education proclaimed the week of April 18-22, 2016 as Attendance Awareness Week.

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II and Fall River Superintendent of Schools, Matthew H. Malone, Ph.D. proclaim September as Attendance Awareness Month

MONTANA

  • The Butte School District Board of Trustees approved a proclamation recognizing September as Attendance Awareness Month.

NEBRASKA

NEW YORK

NEW MEXICO

  • The City of Rio Communities, New Mexico issued a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month.

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Thomasville City Schools proclamation September as Attendance Awareness Month.

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month for the state of South Dakota.
  • Rapid City, South Dakota officials proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month.

TEXAS

  • The City of San Antonio proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month.

UTAH

  •  Governor Gary Herbert proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month  for the state of Utah.

VIRGINIA

  • The Winchester Public School Board  adopted a proclamation at its September 12 Board meeting announcing September as Attendance Awareness Month in Winchester.

WASHINGTON

  • The City of West Richland proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month.

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Robbie Queen, representative for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, presented a proclamation to the Logan County Board of Education from the Governor declaring September as Student Attendance Awareness Month in Logan County and the State of West Virginia.
  • The County Commission from Mingo County, West Virginia issued a proclamation announcing September as Attendance Awareness Month.

 

2015 Proclamations

ALABAMA

ARIZONA

  • Tuscón mayor and local superintendents gathered September 1 to declare support for Attendance Awareness Month.

CALIFORNIA

  • The Hawaiian Gardens City Council issued a Proclamation supporting ABC Unified School District on promoting Attendance Awareness Month on August 25. 
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District issued a proclamation on August 19.
  • Lake County issued a proclamation on September 14.

FLORIDA

  • The City of Bradenton approved a proclamation on Sept. 9.
  • Holmes Beach City Council approved a proclamation on August 24.
  • The City of Longboat Key approved a proclamation on Sept. 9.
  • Manatee County Commission approved a proclamation on August 25.
  • Manatee County School Board approved a proclamation on August 25.
  • The City of North Port approved a proclamation on September 3.
  • Palmetto City Council approved a proclamation on August 2.
  • Sarasota County Commission approved a proclamation on August 24.
  • City of Anna Maria approved a proclamation on August 27.
  • The City of Sarasota approved a proclamation on Sept. 8.
  • School Board of Sarasota County approved a proclamation on September 1.
  • The City of Venice approved a proclamation on Sept. 8.

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ILLINOIS

  • Lake County Superintendent of Schools issued a proclamation in August.

IOWA

  • Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation on September 3.

NEW MEXICO

  • Bernalillo County Commissioners issued a proclamation on September 9.

NEW YORK

  • Canastota Village Mayor, Carla DeShaw, and the Canastota Village Board of Trustees proclaim September as Attendance Awareness Month in Madison County, NY on September 21.

TENNESSEE

  • In Coffee County, proclamations came from Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman, Director of Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall and Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell.

UTAH

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Gov.  Earl Ray Tomblin declared September to be Attendance Awareness Month for Logan County and the state of West Virginia on Sept. 1.
  •  Matewan City Council issued a proclamation on August 11.
  • Mingo County Board of Education issued a proclamation on Sept. 1

Who else is issuing proclamations? When you issue a proclamation this year, email catherine@attendanceworks.org and we’ll post your information here. Photos are welcome. Find out about the  79 proclamations issued in 2014.