The Board of Education has proclaimed October as Filipino History Month and November is Native American Heritage Month.
Many classes around the San Diego Unified School District will
use these months as an incentive to focus on Filipino History and Native
For October's designation of Filipino American History Month,
Subdistrict E Trustee Marne Foster noted that the local chapter of the
Filipino American National Historical Society is a very active
educational group in San Diego.
"The Filipino American community
in San Diego County is the largest Asian American group in the county,"
she wrote to Trustees, also noting that there are more than 3 million
people in the United States of Filipino heritage.
In his message
to the Board of Education, Subdistrict D Trustee Richard Barrera said
that Native Americans have a rich and important heritage in the United
States and that there are many students of Native American heritage at
San Diego Unified.
"The contributions of Native American
Indians to this nation’s government, history, and culture are as
numerous and varied as the tribes themselves," Barrera wrote, "and the
President authorized and requested to call upon federal, state, and
local governments, groups and organizations and the people of the United
States to observe such month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and
Download copies of the proclamations (PDF)