Bill Aims to Promote Good Parenting by Giving GovGuam Employees Time Off to Attend Student Activities

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Guam – Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz and Senator Tina Muna-Barnes have introduced a bill that they say will promote good parenting by allowing GovGuam employees “administrative leave” so that they can be involved i8n their children’s school activities.

They have called the bill the “Invest in Good  Parenting Act.”

The measure would allow GovGuam employees to take time off from work to attend teacher conferences, school activities and competitions and to chaperon their children’s field trips.

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Good parenting means taking the time to address your child’s needs at home and at school. This is why Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz and Senator Tina Muna Barnes introduced the “Invest in Good Parenting Act” late this afternoon.

Bill No. 185-31 authorizes government employees’ administrative leave to be involved in school activities.  The measure is patterned after Executive Order 98-16 promulgated by Governor Carl T.C Gutierrez called the “Parental Involvement Initiative.”

Bill 185-31 allows Government employees to attend parent teacher conferences, school activities and competitions, and the opportunity for parents to chaperone their children’s field trips.

“It is critical that parents be given every opportunity to be involved in their children’s education.” said Vice Speaker Cruz. “This bill is meant to counter the culture of parental neglect that is prevalent in this generation.”

“Many of today’s parents hold a job, raise their children, and still wish they had the time and energy to do more,” Senator Muna Barnes replied. “This bill recognizes that our families need a little help and we are willing to invest in you and the strength of your families.”

For immediate release “Invest in Good Parenting Act”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cruz and Barnes: Measure supports good parenting

(May 5, 2011 – Hagåtña, Guam) – Good parenting means taking the time to address your child’s needs at home and at school. This is why Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz and Senator Tina Muna Barnes introduced the “Invest in Good Parenting Act” late this afternoon.

 

Bill No. 185-31 authorizes government employees’ administrative leave to be involved in school activities.  The measure is patterned after Executive Order 98-16 promulgated by Governor Carl T.C Gutierrez called the “Parental Involvement Initiative.”

 

Bill 185-31 allows Government employees to attend parent teacher conferences, school activities and competitions, and the opportunity for parents to chaperone their children’s field trips.

 

 

“It is critical that parents be given every opportunity to be involved in their children’s education.” said Vice Speaker Cruz. “This bill is meant to counter the culture of parental neglect that is prevalent in this generation.”

 

“Many of today’s parents hold a job, raise their children, and still wish they had the time and energy to do more,” Senator Muna Barnes replied. “This bill recognizes that our families need a little help and we are willing to invest in you and the strength of your families.”

 

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For more information contact Chris Carillo at 477-2520. A copy of the bill is included with this release.

 

Senseramente,

 

Chris Carillo

Office of the Vice-Speaker, Senator Benjamin J.F.Cruz
Chairman,Committee on Youth, Cultural Affairs,Procurement,
General Government Operations, and Public Broadcasting

I Mina’Trentai Unu na Liheslaturan Guåhan
The 31st Guam Legislature
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Hagåtña, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 477-2520/1
Fax: (671) 477-2522
Web Address: http://www.senatorbjcruz.com
E-mail: chris.carillo@senatorbjcruz.com

 

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