The importance of advocacy and grassroots advocacy is a central component of VSBA and the government relations strategy of the association. It is key for board members to engage all stakeholders, including parents, business, community and higher education leaders, local organizations, and policy makers in the work of creating a successful public school system for their community. We must ensure that we have the resources, programs, and technology to successfully develop and educate the students of the 21st Century.

The VSBA Grassroots Advocacy Guide will give you the tools to help you customize your advocacy plan for your local school division by providing helpful tips, sample action plans, and informative white papers with talking points on three key topics: funding and flexibility, challenged schools, and access to technology and broadband internet.