Dear Virtual Public School Family,
We need your help on a quick project. As many virtual public school families know, changing the perception of virtual classrooms is one of the more difficult parts of what we do every day. Allowing families to provide their children with the best learning environment for them is what drives us in our pursuit of a robust and widely supported virtual public school system. Unfortunately, we still have a ways to go towards educating many lawmakers and members of the media who do not know about the existence and benefits of online learning for many families across the state.
One of the most effective ways that we can convey this message is by telling the story of how your family has benefitted from our virtual public schools.
Please take five minutes and fill out our online survey so that we can show our lawmakers the benefits of funding and supporting virtual public schools.
We will not share any of your individual responses unless you give us permission. The data will be aggregated and shared with Oregon’s leaders on education policy.
Informing policymakers about virtual public schools and the enormous benefit they bring to our kids continues to be our coalition’s mission, and you can make a big difference in this effort.
With the help of virtual public school families across the state, we have been able to protect our funding in past legislative sessions, despite bills that threatened to reduce it significantly. There will be more challenges ahead, and we are working hard to prepare for them now. With your help, we will be ready.
P.S. Save the Date! Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day is April 16, 2015. Please register today! I will send you more information on this important event in the coming weeks.