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Superintendent Luna Marks Constitution Day with School Visits

Written By onci on Friday, September 17, 2010 | 2:37 PM

BOISE – Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited Kellogg High School this morning to celebrate Constitution Day by speaking with students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day is September 17, commemorating the day in 1787 when our country’s founders signed the United States Constitution.

“Constitution Day is an important day each year because it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the miracle in Philadelphia and teach students about the U.S. Constitution, which is the foundation of our republic and remains the supreme law of the land to this day,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said.

All public schools in Idaho and across the country are required to teach about the U.S. Constitution on September 17.  Lessons about the U.S. Constitution help Idaho’s students to better understand the role of a citizen in a constitutional republic and the importance of respecting and obeying laws enacted by the Idaho Legislature and Congress of the United States.

On Thursday, September 16, Superintendent Luna spent the morning in the Kootenai School District in Harrison, where he spoke with high school juniors about the history of the U.S. Constitution and the role it still plays in our lives today.  The Superintendent visited all the schools in the Kootenai district, reading to 2nd grade students, seeing an innovative graphic design program first-hand, and listening to the district’s plans to offer more educational opportunities for students through the Idaho Education Network.

~Niccole B.
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