Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 General Assembly Session Kicks Off

The 2019 session of the General Assembly convened today.  VSBA staff is in Richmond advocating for our members and legislative positions. Be sure to check your email for information regarding bills that VSBA is tracking.

As much as we enjoy fighting on your behalf, we realize that you are the most effective advocates for education in the Commonwealth. If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage you to contact your legislators and educate them on positions of importance to you and the VSBA. To that end, we want to make sure you are aware of several tools that will help you stay on top of everything going on. Below are links to resources for our members to help with advocacy:

Please check back here regularly for updates throughout session and also pay attention to any action alerts on time sensitive items that may you receive from us via email. We would especially encourage you to watch the “How to Lobby” Video, which details how to effectively advocate positions to elected officials. 

We hope to see you at our 2019 Capital Conference on January 14 and 15. The second day of the Conference is focused on visits of our members with your elected officials. We would encourage you to schedule those meetings now if you haven’t already.

As always, thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of students in the Commonwealth.  If you have questions regarding VSBA’s work at the General Assembly, you may contact VSBA Chief Lobbyist, Stacy Haney, at or VSBA Lobbyist Lilla Wise at