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1991-11 Support of Summer School ProgramRESOLUTION NO. 91 - 11 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF FUNDING FOR THE CONTINUOUS PROGRESS SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN HROWARD COUNTY WHEREAS, the schools and the entire community have a well- defined responsibility and common interest in the education, welfare and safety of our children; and WHEREAS, in fulfilling this responsibility, the school system has offered a continuous progress summer school program wherein students were provided a well -organized, supervised and structured education program from early morning until noon. During this time the students were provided both breakfast and lunch; and WHEREAS, after dismissal from the morning program, the cities of Broward County fulfilled their responsibilities to the children and their parents by providing a supervised afternoon enrichment and recreation program. This program was a needed service to the many parents who would have been left without after-school supervision for their children; and WHEREAS, as a result of providing the full-day summer school program for our students, law enforcement agencies have reported that there was a reduction in crime, less vandalism, relief for children and youth who would otherwise be "on the streets," and needed assistance for latchkey children and their parents; and RES. NO. 91 - 11 WHEREAS, this summer school program proved to be a committed partnership effort on the part of the school system, municipalities, law enforcement agencies and the entire community. Additionally, the positive impact this program has had on the students and the community is without question; and WHEREAS, because of the budget shortfall message which is being sent from Governor Chiles and the legislators, the School Board will not be able to fund the 1991 continuous progress summer program which would amount to 20.5 million dollars in revenue; 1 million dollars in federal revenue for breakfast and lunch for economically needy children; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, in conjunction with other municipalities, Broward County Commission, and The School Board of Broward County, Florida, hereby extends its support of funding for the Continuous Progress Summer School Program in Broward County; and urges the Governor and the legislature to provide the necessary funds for the continuation of this badly needed program for our children and youth. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 17, OF April , 1991. ATTEST: (721,,X SUSAN ARMSTRONG, CITY C L PAGLIARA YOR