Dear Virtual School Families,
If you’re looking for a way to teach your children about state government and demonstrate your support for virtual public education then I hope you will join me, and hundreds of other virtual school parents and students, in Salem for Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on Thursday, April 16.
Every year, virtual public school families travel to the Oregon State Capitol to express their support for virtual public education. Capitol Day is an opportunity to recognize our legislative champions, show our support for virtual public schools and talk to legislators about protecting this important education option. Students will have the opportunity to participate in educational activities and tour the Capitol Building.
There’s a lot happening in the state legislature this year, including proposed legislation that would cut funding for virtual public schools. Now is the time to make sure your voice is heard in the halls of the Capitol. I hope you will join us in Salem for Oregon Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on Thursday, April 16. If you have your red t-shirt or gold scarf from a previous Capitol Day, please wear it again this year to show your support.
Here’s the plan
9:30AM – 10:00AM – Registration at the Mission Mill Museum
1313 Mill St., SE, Salem (2 blocks from State Capitol Building – free on-site parking available)
10:00AM – 10:10AM – Welcome
10:10AM – 11:10AM – Education program for students
11:10:AM – 11:25AM – Legislative Update
11:25 – 12:10 – Lunch
12:10 – Walk to the Capitol
12:30PM – Legislator Awards Ceremony on the Capitol Steps
1:00PM – Drop in on your state legislators
Capitol Day is your opportunity to meet other virtual school families, teach your children about state government, and tell your state legislators why virtual public education is an option that needs to be protected.
See you in Salem on April 16.