Peoria Unified School District schools are commemorating 9/11 this week, and along with it other civics celebrations are planned during September.
Here are a few of them.
September 11 Education Day | Sept. 9
On May 20, 2022, Gov. Ducey signed HB 2325 which requires that each year on September 11, every public school in Arizona will dedicate a portion of the school day to observe 9/11 Education Day. Since 9/11 falls on a Sunday, schools can choose to commemorate this day on Friday, Sept. 9.
Constitution Day | Sept. 16
Each educational institution that receives federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Constitution Day allows all students to learn more about the significance of this document to United States history. Constitution Day is normally recognized Sept. 17, but as that is a Saturday this year, the district will celebrate on Friday, Sept. 16.
Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day | Sept. 23
In March 2019, the Governor signed HB 2625 into law stating that the Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day is to occur in all K-12 classrooms on Sept. 25. This year it will celebrated Friday, Sept. 23. After her retirement as a Supreme Court Justice, O'Conner devoted her time to advocate for civics education in a K-12 setting and founded the Civics organization dedicated to providing effective and creative tools for teachers to teach civics.