National Disability Employment Awareness Month spotlights workers' contributions

Sept. 12

 

(This resolution appears in its original form. If amended by board action, please see the final version here.) 

Mr. Schmerelson, Dr. McKenna, Dr. Rodriguez - National Disability Employment Awareness
Month (Res-004-17/18) (Noticed August 22, 2017)

Whereas, In 1988, Congress designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness
Month (NDEAM), which traces its origins back over 70 years to 1945;
 
Whereas, The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to equal employment
opportunity for individuals with disabilities;
 
Whereas, District employees with disabilities are a model for our students with disabilities and
what they can achieve;
 
Whereas, By recognizing NDEAM, we promote awareness through education;
 
Whereas, In 2013, the District launched the LAUSD Building on Opportunities for Successful
Transitions (BOOST) program to explore and expand career pathways for District students with
special needs by linking them to internal District work experience and employment
opportunities;
 
Whereas, NDEAM is led every October by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability
Employment Policy (ODEP),
 
Whereas, The 2017 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Inclusion
Drives Innovation”; and
 
Whereas, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time for all Americans to celebrate the
contributions of individuals with disabilities; now, therefore, be it
 
Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District hereby
recognizes October as Disability Employment Awareness Month; and, be it finally
 
Resolved, That by adoption of this resolution, the Board encourages all staff, administrators,
students, and parents to recognize the contributions that our employees with disabilities have
made to the Los Angeles Unified School District, the State of California, and the United States.