Gov. Sandoval Issues Week of Respect Proclamation

Immediate Release


Greg Bortolin
Carson City, NV - October 03, 2016

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today declared Oct. 3-7 Nevada’s annual Week of Respect, providing an opportunity to support community building and respect in the state’s schools.

“This week isn’t meant to be the only week with this focus, but rather, the launching of a year-long effort to build safe and respectful school environments, free of bullying and cyber-bullying, where students can reach their full academic potential,” Sandoval said.

According to Nevada law, the “Week of Respect” will focus on:

• Methods to prevent, identify and report incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying;
• Methods to improve the school environment in a manner that will facilitate positive human relations among pupils; and
• Methods to facilitate positive human relations among pupils by eliminating the use of bullying and cyber-bullying.

To support these efforts, The Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment in the Nevada Department of Education has a website that focuses on resources in bully prevention for school staff, families, and students. The web link is .

“Respect is a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important and should be treated in an appropriate way,” said Victoria Blakeney from the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment. “The work that educators do across this state is important and worthy of respect. Thank you for your ongoing efforts for our students.”

Blakeney can be reached at