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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0657.01 MTJ

STATE OF COLORADO




BY SENATOR Matsunaka


SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 97-11

CONCERNING PARENTAL PARTICIPATION AND RESPONSIBILITY IN EDUCATION.


WHEREAS, The General Assembly believes that the education of our children is one of the most important functions of government; and

WHEREAS, The General Assembly further believes that education is a joint effort requiring the participation of parents in the educational experience of our children; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:

That the General Assembly believes that each parent should acknowledge that his or her personal participation will help the school to make learning a primary occupation for his or her child and should make his or her best efforts:

(1)  To read to his or her child who is eight years old or younger at least two hours per week and supervise their child's homework to assure that all assignments are completed on schedule;

(2)  To ensure that his or her child is dressed appropriately for school;

(3)  To send his or her child to school healthy, well­nourished, clean, and prepared to learn;

(4)  To meet with his or her child's teacher at least two times per year;

(5)  To take responsibility for the behavior of his or her child in school;

(6)  To volunteer his or her time according to the needs of the school and agree to accept a fair share of the work to be done by parents;

(7)  To establish a reasonably limited schedule of television viewing for his or her child.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Department of Education, and should be made available to every school district and any school that requests it.