School Board Member Earns Accolades for District 135

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You may recall hearing about a CPR/AED program offered to students at our local junior high schools.  Well, thanks to the efforts of school board member Lynne Donegan to include the training as part of the curriculum, the Illinois House of representatives issued a congratulatory house resolution (HR0856) to the faculty, staff, and students of Orland School District 135 for their innovative initiatives regarding student CPR/AED/First Aid training.

One of my own children participated in the training this year and he came home proud and now prepared to act, if needed, in the event of a CPR/AED related emergency.  Who knows how many lives will be saved due to her urging and insistence that this training was made available to our students.

This Orland Park Mom wants to thank another Orland Park Mom, for her continued efforts and determination.  Thank you, Lynne, for being a positive force and for taking the time to make a difference.

HR0856

HOUSE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
Representatives are pleased to congratulate the faculty,
staff, and students of Orland School District #135 for their
innovative initiatives regarding student CPR/AED/First Aid
training; and

WHEREAS, Orland School District #135 is composed of 10
schools, with approximately 5,000 kids attending kindergarten
through 8th grade; and

WHEREAS, Under the direction of Superintendent Dennis
Soustek, Orland School District #135 was one of the first
school districts in the State to implement CPR/AED/First Aid
training into its curriculum as part of the physical education
requirements; and

WHEREAS, Three junior highs within Orland School District
#135, Century Junior High, Jerling Junior High, and Orland
Junior High, participate in the AHA program, which is taught by
the district’s school nurses and physical education faculty;
approximately 800 7th grade children go through the program
every year; and

WHEREAS, The faculty, staff, and students of Orland School

District #135 serve as models of hard work, integrity, and
dedication for the people of the State of Illinois; therefore,
be it

RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
NINETY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
we congratulate the faculty, staff, and students of Orland
School District #135 for their outstanding student
CPR/AED/First Aid training program and wish them continued
success and happiness in the future; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
presented to Orland School District #135 as a symbol of our
esteem and respect.

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