IN RECOGNITION OF SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MOBILE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, 2012 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
WHEREAS, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan named Spencer Elementary School in the Mobile County School System as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School; and
WHEREAS, since 1982, nearly 7,000 of America's schools have received this coveted award that honors those that reflect the goals of high standards and accountability; and
WHEREAS, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate overall academic excellence or show success in closing achievement gaps; and
WHEREAS, 269 schools were selected nationwide, out of more than 100,000 schools in the nation, for the 2012 Blue Ribbon Schools award, which is one of the most prestigious education awards in the country; and
WHEREAS, the Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a conference and awards ceremony November 12-13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend the faculty, staff, students, and parents of Spencer Elementary School, Mobile County School System, on achieving the status of a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in 2012.
Done this 8th day of November 2012