Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 25, 2015
REVISED August 25, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #9

Attendance Awareness Month - September 2015


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating September 2015 as "Attendance Awareness Month" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

This Proclamation was requested by Erika Kelly, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a communitywide effort in Manatee and Sarasota counties to help all children, especially those from low-income families, succeed in school by ensuring they read on grade level by the end of third grade. Part of a nationwide movement, our region is focused on addressing the most common issues and obstacles that impact a child’s ability to read. We are proud to be part of the now 232 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities in the U.S. and two of 11 in Florida.

Attending the meeting to accept the Proclamation will be:  Marilyn Howard, Manatee Community Foundation, and Philip Brown and Bronwyn Beightol, United Way of Manatee County.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Attendance Awareness Month Proclamation.pdf