Resolution honoring 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools

WHEREAS the National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes elementary, middle, and high schools where educational excellence is achieved;

 WHEREAS a National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead is a mark of exemplary teaching and learning;
 
WHEREAS in 2018, Texas nominated 26 schools to be recognized for their students’ achievement; and
 
WHEREAS Twenty-three of these schools were named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education; now, therefore, be it
 
RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Northwest Early College High School in Canutillo ISD; Challenge Early College High School, Debakey High School for Health Professions, and East Early College High School in Houston ISD; Jimmy Carter Early College High School in La Joya ISD; Mercedes Early College Academy in Mercedes ISD; Mumford Elementary School in Mumford ISD; Mission Early College High School in Socorro ISD; Valley View Elementary School and Valley View South Elementary School in Valley View ISD; and Walcott Elementary School in Walcott ISD as Exemplary High-Performing Schools; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Arrow Academy - Liberation Academy (Meadows Place) of Arrow Academy; Anne L. Magee Elementary School and Hargill Elementary School in Edinburg CISD; Golden Rule School-Sunnyside Campus of Golden Rule Charter School; Dishman Elementary School in Harlingen CISD; J.C. Kelly Elementary School in Hidalgo ISD; IDEA Mission Academy (Mission) of IDEA Public Schools; Jackson Elementary School in Lamar CISD; J. Kawas Elementary School in Laredo ISD; Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language in Nacogdoches ISD; and Carmen Anaya Elementary School and Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD as Exemplary Achievement-Gap-Closing Schools; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the principals of the aforementioned schools for being recognized for excellence through the National Blue Ribbon Schools program and that a copy be included in the permanent records of the State Board of Education.
 
WITNESS
our signatures this fifth day of April two thousand nineteen in Austin, Texas.

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Donna Bahorich, Chair

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Georgina Pérez, Secretary