Tuesday, October 9, 2018

November is "VSBA Take Your Legislator to School" Month

November is "VSBA Take Your Legislator to School" Month 

The start of VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month is less than a month away! We hope that your division has invited at least one of your legislators to visit during the month of November. There are many benefits from participating in VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month, including strengthening ties between school divisions, local communities, and our elected officials, and creating opportunities for productive dialogue so that educational and political leaders can work together to ensure that we provide the best possible education for our students.

The VSBA encourages school divisions to choose an area of focus for your legislative visits. Is there a program or initiative in your division that you are most proud of or wish to highlight? What would you like your elected representatives to know about our schools? Don’t be afraid to share your challenges, as well as your successes. Your legislator(s) should end their visit with a better appreciation of public education and what can be done to improve it.

We ask that you please share photos of your legislative visits with VSBA so that we can use them in future publications. I am also including a link to our website where you will find additional resources and a video message from VSBA President Scott Albrecht: http://www.vsba.org/resources/take_legislators_to_school.

Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of Virginia’s education system. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.