FRANKFORT (Oct. 20, 2014) – This week Kentucky honors our Retired Teachers. Representative Larry Clark joins Governor Steve Beshear to officially proclaim Kentucky Retired Teachers Appreciation Week by signing House Joint Resolution 19 (HJR 19) into law.
Rep. Clark, a proud supporter of this legislation, encourages all Kentuckians to recognize the impact of our former educators and thank them for their service.
“Kentuckians everywhere owe an incredible debt to all our former teachers, school administrators and staff in strengthening our communities and our Commonwealth by serving our children through education,” said Rep. Clark.
Kentucky’s retired teachers remain active in their communities by volunteering and serving in teaching roles both inside and outside the traditional classroom setting. Often this work is completed through the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA), an organization founded to support Kentucky’s retired educators.
“Many teachers volunteer at local libraries offering homework help, in our Sunday School classrooms, and even back at school after they’ve retired and we are grateful for their continue serviced,” Rep.Clark said.
More on the KRTA:
The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) is made up of 29,000 of the roughly 43,000 retired teachers across the state.
In 2014, the KRTA coordinated over 964,000 volunteer hours valued at more than $19 Million across Kentucky. In addition, they collected 28,119 food items and distributed more than 9,000 backpacks with school supplies.
To learn more or to get involved visit: http://www.krta.org/
For the text of HJR 19, click here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HJ19.htm