School Board meeting highlights (Oct. 12, 2021)
Posted on 10/12/2021
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The School Board of Orange County held its regularly-scheduled board meeting at 4:45 p.m. at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center. These are the highlights of the meeting:

Hispanic Heritage Month recognition
School Board member Johanna Lopez (District 2) highlighted several prominent Hispanic leaders and organizations in our community as part of the district’s month-long observance. On Friday, Oct. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. on YouTube Member Lopez will host a virtual event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This is the Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation.
Some of the recognitions include:
Juan Sabines Guerrero - The Consulate of Mexico in Orlando
     • Elizabeth Valencia - Angels for Kids on Call
     • Dr. Raúl Pino - The Florida Dept. of Health in Orange County
     • Yesica Ramirez - Farmworker Association of Florida - Apopka
     • Freddy Bultron - Without Borders Worldwide
     • Sami Haiman-Marrero - Urbander

Proclamations adopted and added for recognition during the month of October 2021

White Cane Awareness Day – Oct. 15, 2021
America’s Safe Schools Week – Oct. 17-23, 2021
School Bus Safety Week – Oct. 18-22, 2021
National Lights On Afterschool Day – Oct. 28, 2021

*Reminder* School Board meetings are live-streamed on the School Board’s YouTube channel and will be accessible from web browsers on computers or mobile devices.