LaSata resolution declares Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 as Catholic Schools Week

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata recognizing the week of Jan. 26 through Feb. 1 as Catholic Schools Week in Michigan.

“Southwest Michigan communities and those throughout our state are strengthened through the work of Catholic schools to educate students and prepare them for success in life,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township.

Senate Resolution 93 commends Catholic schools for instilling a broad, values-based education that emphasizes the lifelong development of moral, intellectual, and social values in young people, which helps make them responsible citizens. The resolution also highlights the partnerships the schools form with students’ families to encourage increased parental involvement in the education of their children.

The full text of the resolution may be read online at

There are an estimated 50,026 students attending 221 Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the state.