Reminder: Tell us how you heard about your virtual public school

Dear Virtual Public School Family,

I'm resending this message to you because I hope you will respond and consider testifying at the House Education Committee hearing on Monday, March 25. Legislation has been introduced which would restrict the way that online public schools are allowed to advertise and promote their schools. And that's just not fair.

Whether you heard about your school from a friend, online or through a TV or direct mail ad, we can all agree that most parents choose this education option because it is the best fit for their children and family. Yet, some lawmakers want to limit how online schools are able to notify families about their school. HB2516 was recently introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives. It would place restrictions on how online schools are allowed to advertise and promote their schools. Does that seem fair to you?

The House Education Committee is holding a hearing on HB2516 on Monday, March 25. Families deserve the right to know about all available education options. Would you be willing to testify at this hearing and urge lawmakers to oppose HB2516? Never testified before? We’ll walk you through how it’s done.

If you’re willing to testify, please send us an email,

House Education Committee Hearing on HB2516
Monday, March 25
Hearing Room D
Oregon State Capitol

The virtual school parent voice must be heard in the debate surrounding virtual public education in our state. Are you willing to be that voice? Please respond to,, if you’re interested in testifying at the March 25 hearing.

Thank you for all you do to support our schools.


Debbie Thibodeaux
President, OVPSA
Parent to Jordan - 10th grade, Baker Web Academy
Michaela - 8th grade, Baker Web Academy
Zach - 4th grade, Baker Web Academy