The Sacramento County Board of Education passed a resolution at its April 21, 2009 meeting that pays tribute to teachers.
The Board has designated May 13, 2009 as California Day of the Teacher. The resolution states that the "Day of the Teacher should be a day for school districts, parents, public officials, and the community to recognize the dedication and commitment of teachers who are educating our children."
The Day of the Teacher is celebrated on the second Wednesday in May in accordance with California legislation and the Education Code. The Day of the Teacher is patterned after the traditional "El Dia del Maestro" ("Day of the Teacher") festivities observed in Mexico and other countries.
In a message to teachers, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon said: "Thanks to your hard work and dedication we are making a real difference in the lives of our students. We know that our community is grateful for the outstanding work that you perform in our classrooms each day."