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Legislation #: 180165 Introduction Date: 3/8/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS HALL, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, JAMES, JR., CANADY, WAGNER, TAYLOR, SHIELDS, LUCAS, FOWLER, JUSTUS AND REED
Title: Declaring the month of March 2018 to be National Reading Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing the efforts of Turn the Page KC with Kansas City students reading.

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3/7/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/8/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180165

 

Declaring the month of March 2018 to be National Reading Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing the efforts of Turn the Page KC with Kansas City students reading.

 

WHEREAS, March is National Reading Awareness Month, and a time to celebrate and accelerate children's interest in reading, writing and literacy; and

 

WHEREAS, each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss; and

 

WHEREAS, National Reading Month aims to encourage parents and educators everywhere to read aloud to children for 15 minutes every day throughout March, in the hopes of forming habits that last for years; and

 

WHEREAS, students who read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to graduate from high school than those who are not proficient readers; and

 

WHEREAS, Turn the Page KC and their partner organizations instigate Kansas City’s most positive future through 3rd grade reading proficiency; and

 

WHEREAS, the percentage of Kansas City, Missouri children reading proficiently increased from 33% in 2012 to 55% in 2017; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare the month of March 2018 to be “National Reading Month" in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Mike English, Turn the Page KC, with the Mayor and Council encouraging all citizens of Kansas City to participate in National Reading Month.

 

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