Share the VSBA Legislative PrioritiesWe’re just a few weeks away from the start of the 2015 General Assembly session, kicking off January 14th. On Friday, the VSBA Board of Directors approved the VSBA 2015 Legislative Priorities. These priorities focus on key areas like funding and flexibility, challenged schools, student learning, and increased local option.
Over the next few weeks, we ask that you take time to share the VSBA 2015 Legislative Priorities with your local legislators. You can call, write, email, or schedule a visit at their office. Hearing from concerned citizens and local officials will cause a legislator to pay attention to a particular issue and encourage him or her to lend their support. Decisions on the budget and potential legislation are in full swing so it’s important to have an open dialogue and share your personal stories about these priorities and public education.
In addition to sharing these priorities, we encourage you to sign-up for the 2015 VSBA Capital Conference January 26th and 27th. The Capital Conference offers you an opportunity before crossover to be seen and heard by your legislators and receive an update on the budget and pending legislation. You can register for the Capital Conference by clicking here.
Thank you for your continued support of VSBA and our legislative initiatives. Your voice makes a difference in your schools, community and in Richmond as legislators make decisions that impact you. Take a few minutes to advocate for your students and share these priorities with your legislators now!