Dear Virtual Public School Families,
Virtual Schools Capitol Day is in just two weeks! Don’t miss out on this fun event. Register today! You will have the opportunity to meet other virtual school families, teach your children about state government and demonstrate your support for virtual public education. Join us in Salem for Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on Thursday, April 16. You can click here to register now!
Last month, hundreds of parents contacted their state legislators to express their concerns about HB2170, a bill to cut funding for virtual public schools. Due to the strong voice of virtual public school supporters, the House Education Committee cancelled two hearings on this bill. The cancellation of these hearings proves that the parent voice matters in the debate over virtual public education and school choice. Well done!
I urge you to continue to make your voice heard in the halls of the Capitol by attending Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on April 16. Capitol Day is an opportunity to recognize our legislators who are strong champions of public school options, show our support for virtual public schools and talk to legislators about protecting this important education option.
I hope you will join us in Salem for Capitol Day on Thursday, April 16. If you have your yellow scarf from a last year’s Capitol Day, please wear it again this year to show your support. We’ll of course, have more for everybody.
Here’s the plan:
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Registration at the Mission Mill Museum
1313 Mill St., SE, Salem (2 blocks from State Capitol Building – free on-site parking available)
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM – Welcome
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM – Education program for students
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM – Legislative Update
11:25 AM – 12:10 PM – Lunch
12:10 PM – Walk to the Capitol
12:30 PM – Legislator Awards Ceremony on the Capitol Steps
1:00 PM – Drop in on your State Legislators
1:30 PM – Tour of the Capitol Building (Space is limited and based on first come – first served)
2:30 PM – Tour of the Capitol Building (Space is limited and based on first come – first served)
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.