Dear Virtual Public School Family,
Those who have supported our efforts over the years know that it is elected state officials who will ultimately decide whether or not our virtual public schools survive and thrive here in Oregon.
As part of this parent coalition, your voice is critical to protect innovative public school options for our kids in Oregon. Please consider making your voice heard by:
BECOMING AN INFORMED VOTER: To learn how candidates support virtual public schools, we circulated a candidate questionnaire to every 2018 Oregon legislative candidate. Our 2018 Voters’ Guide will help you find out if the candidates seeking to represent you in Salem responded to our questionnaire. Not all candidates responded; the guide also shows what they said about virtual public schools.
View the Voters’ Guide. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order in the guide.
If you don’t know who represents you or in which legislative district you live, you can look them up to find out that information. (Please note that this will link you to your legislative district and your current state legislators, some of whom may not be running for re-election or may not have responded to our questionnaire.)
MOST IMPORTANTLY, VOTE AND RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY NOVEMBER 6TH.
ADVOCATING FOR OUR CHILDREN: You can do this!! Advocating is made up of simple actions such as sending an email to a legislator, making a phone call, attending Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on March 13, 2019 (a great way for kids to learn about state government!), or meeting with your elected representatives to tell them why a virtual public school is the right fit for your child and your family.
Sign-up here and let us know how you can help. Your voice is needed, and it will make a difference!
We hope this information is helpful, and we look forward to working with you in the 2019 legislative session to protect innovative, individualized public school options and access to quality virtual public schools.
President, Oregon Virtual Public Schools Alliance
Parent to Jordan - 10th grade, Baker Web Academy
Michaela - 8th grade, Baker Web Academy
Zach - 4th grade, Baker Academy