For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2012

Media Contact:
Gigi Bolt


Commissioner Bovo celebrates Literacy Month and visits students at Spanish Lake Elementary School

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Commissioner Bovo will be reading to the school's first grade class to promote the importance of literacy and reading every day among students and their families.  The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. at 7940 NW 194th Street.

Commissioner Bovo himself has been touring the elementary schools located in his district throughout the year and has personally read stories to students from kindergarten to third grade. This year, the commissioner is celebrating Literacy Month at Spanish Lake Elementary.

According to international non-profit ProLiteracy, 30 million Americans over age 16 do not read well enough to understand a newspaper story written at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application.  Illiteracy has also been linked to various socio-economic issues, leading to a greater likelihood of committing a crime, being incarcerated, non-productivity in the workforce, loss of tax revenue due to unemployment, and more health risks due to not being able to understand medical information.

"I want to continue instilling in elementary students a passion for learning and the importance of reading," said Commissioner Bovo. 

For more information, please contact Commissioner Bovo's office at 305-375-4831.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr.
Spanish Lake Elementary School

What:Literacy Month

When: September 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Where:Spanish Lake Elementary School
7940 NW 194th Street
, Miami, Florida 33015


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It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-375-4831 at least five days in advance.