November is "VSBA Take Your Legislator to School"
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
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
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