Excuse Student Absences for Global Climate Strike, September 20

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On September 20, young people around the world will participate in a Global Climate Strike, inspired by the school strike for climate initiated by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden. The climate strike movement voices concern for global climate change as an issue pertinent to young people, and generations to come, who will grow into an increasingly uncertain global politics and future.

New York City has just announced support of the climate strikes and declared that they will be excusing all absences.

DeKalb County should do the same. 

We call on the relevant governing bodies and administrators of DeKalb County Schools to:

To ensure that students, staff, and faculty will not be penalized for participating in the September 20 Global Climate Strike. 

To publicly endorse the Global Climate Strike in solidarity with members of the DeKalb County community and young people everywhere in unwavering support for climate justice. 

For more information on the upcoming strike, you can visit globalclimatestrike.net and strikewithus.org.