School Board Director Beatriz Leyva-Cutler is bringing a resolution to the School Board this week to proclaim March 20-April 23 as a Period of Recognition for Cesar Estrada Chavez, the Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist. March 20, the Spring Equinox, has traditionally marked the beginning of the planting season and April 23 is the anniversary of Chavez's death.
The resolution supports school-based service learning honoring the life and legacy of Chavez, such as curricular resources for teachers, encouraging principals to host school-wide activities and the sponsorship of school-based service learning as an alternative to a school holiday.
You can read the full resolution on pages 12-14 of the Board Packet for 3/3/13 found on the Board Meeting Information Page.
You can learn more about Chavez and local events commemorating him on the Ecology Center website.