L.A. Unified Recognizes Diverse Workforce during "National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 18, 2016) - The Los Angeles Board of Education today unanimously approved a resolution by Board Member Mónica Ratliff, co-sponsored by Board Vice President Dr. George McKenna III and Board Member Mónica García, declaring October as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” 

Observed each October, “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

“The 2016 theme for National Disability Employment Month is #InclusionWorks. I encourage everyone to reflect on that truth," said Board Member Mónica Ratliff.

“'Inclusion Works' is the theme for this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month," said  McKenna. "We need to recognize that this is true for all our students and workforce in LAUSD. Let’s celebrate their varied contributions in our schools and pledge to foster a more inclusive attitude and recognition of their abilities."

“We celebrate abilities of every kind in Los Angeles and embrace learning everywhere,” added Board Member García. 

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