Santa Clara County Board of Education Approves Resolutions Acknowledging October as Bullying Prevention and Disability Employment Awareness Month
SAN JOSE, CA – On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) unanimously passed Resolution No. 2288-2 and Resolution No. 2281-1 acknowledging Bullying Prevention Month and Disability Employment Month, respectively.
The Bullying Prevention Month resolution highlights the importance of encouraging schools and communities to work together to stop all forms of bullying, cyberbullying and end harassment, hazing, discrimination, or intimidation of any type.
The Disability Employment Awareness Month resolution recognizes the 2021 theme, which signifies resilience in the face of adversity, “America’s recovery, powered by inclusion,” and acknowledges the contributions of workers with disabilities.
SCCOE promotes and supports the workability of students with disabilities through the CONNECT program. CONNECT stands for Community Opportunities for Navigating and Networking Educational and Career Transitions and is a community-based program that expands students’ recreation, vocation, education skills, and experiences.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2020, 18% of persons with disabilities were employed. A decrease in the amount from 2019, which was at 19%.