Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/30/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Communications & Addresses to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Take Your Legislators to School Event
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: KA - Goals for School Community Parent Relations
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: In an effort to promote a closer relationship between public education and the Virginia State Legislature, the Virginia School Boards Association, in conjunction with the Governor, urges each school division in the state to invite at least one of their state legislators to visit their schools during the month of November.
Background: There are many benefits from participating in Take Your Legislator to School Month, including developing closer relationships 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. In addition, when legislators visit your schools as part of Take Your Legislator to School Month, local students have the opportunity to interact with elected officials and learn about the important roles and responsibilities of Virginia General Assembly members. Almost like a field trip that is coming to your school, a visit by your local legislator creates many different “teachable moments”.
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Signed By:
Final-Clerk of the Board - Proxy