Day on the Hill
Visiting legislators at the Capitol sends an important message: Public education matters. Capitol visits can help legislators understand
the importance of issues to their constituents and draw public attention to an issue. In the din of hundreds of special interest groups,
clamoring for attention, coming to the capitol to meet with legislators and their staff can put a personal face with the issue and raise attention.
IASB’s annual Day on the Hill gives attendees an opportunity to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education, network with education leaders from across the state, and learn new advocacy strategies.
Day on the Hill is right for:
- Novice school board advocates—you’ll get plenty of support on what and how to be effective.
- Experienced school board advocates—network with others and help us train the rookies!
- Parents or citizens—invite a community leader to attend as part of your district team.
- District leaders seeking a model format for organizing a hill visit. You’ll take home tips you can use to create a custom visit involving people from your district.