Page partners with peers for ‘Take Your Legislator to School’ virtual event

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LURAYPage County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Wendy Gonzalez, was joined today by the superintendents of Warren, Shenandoah, Rockingham, and Harrisonburg City to highlight needs, concerns, and successes within the school divisions to local legislators as part of the annual Virginia School Board Association‘s “Take Your Legislator to School” event.

This year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19. Superintendents were joined by members from their school boards and central office staff.
The Page County Board of Supervisors were also invited to attend.

Because the localities share similar concerns, each superintendent presented for approximately 5 minutes on a single topic. Topics included: School Funding, Stimulus Funding, Social Emotional Learning, and Mental Health. Other topics included additional challenges being faced by K-12 educators during the pandemic, such as internet access, teacher shortage, and access to devices.

Following the presentations by each superintendent, comments were presented by each legislator, and a discussion period between legislators or their representatives, school board members, and superintendents took place.

November is “VSBA Take Your Legislator to School” month. This month was created by the Virginia School Board Association to build stronger relationships between public education and the Virginia Assembly.

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