(By Senators Oliverio, Deem, Edgell, McKenzie, Bailey, Unger, Kessler, Anderson, Jackson, Bowman, Walker, Prezioso, Minard, Helmick, Fanning, Dittmar, Sharpe, Ross, Ball, Love, Dawson, Hunter, Mitchell, McCabe, Redd, Boley, Minear, Plymale, Craigo, Chafin and Tomblin, Mr. President)

Designating every third Friday in September as "Legislators Back- to-School Day"

Whereas, According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, recent national testing has revealed that students from fourth through twelfth grades fell below the proficient level in civics; and
Whereas, Young people, including students, tend to be alienated from politics which results in fewer young people running for public office; and
Whereas, To encourage and promote interest and participation by young persons at some level in the political process, the Legislature encourages its members to visit the public schools of this state on the third Friday of every September in order to inform and educate children about the political process; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates the third Friday of every September as "Legislators Back-to-School Day" and hereby encourages the members and future members of the Legislature to visit the public schools of this state on that day to inform and educate students about the political process; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to each member of this state's congressional delegation, the Governor, the Superintendent of Schools and to each county board of education.