Take Your Legislator to School Month

November is “VSBA Take Your Legislator to School” Month

In an effort to promote a closer relationship between public education and the Virginia State Legislature, the Virginia School Boards Association urges each school division in the state to invite at least one of their state legislators to visit their schools during the month of November. There are many benefits from participating in VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month, including developing closer relationships between school divisions, local communities and our elected officials, and creating opportunities for productive dialogue so that educational and political leaders can work together to ensure that we provide the best possible education for our students.

In addition, when legislators visit your schools as part of VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month, local students will have the opportunity to interact with elected officials and learn about the important roles and responsibilities of Virginia General Assembly members. Almost like a field trip that is coming to your school, a visit by your local legislator creates many different “teachable moments”.

VSBA Take Your Legislator to School Month Guide

Division Examples of Activities Around Take Your Legislator to School Month




Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the Proclaimation Supporting VSBA Take Your Legislator To School Month at the VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference on September 28, 2017. 

VSBA Take Your Legislator To School Month Proclaimation