Virtual Lobby Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we do just about everything, including how we personally interact with legislators. This means our annual Day on the Hill will also look different. Starting in January, IASB will host four issue-based webinars around our priority issues. Please check The Learning Hub to register for those.

What is a virtual lobby day?

A virtual lobby day is when school board members and administrators from across the state come together to reach out to their legislators on a specific topic. The goal is to create the same kind of impression we do when we go to the Capitol as part of our Day on the Hill. Like the webinars, there will be a virtual lobby day for each of the IASB priorities. On the designated day, you will be asked to reach out to your legislators via phone or email to communicate with them on a priority issue.  

COVID-19 Remediation for Student Achievement

When: Nov. 30, 2020

How: Email your legislators using our Legislator Look-Up. Please note that this tool is not yet updated for new legislators so we are providing maps to help you identify new legislators. See the maps below for new legislators and a list of their emails that you can use until they are given their official legislative email address.

Map of New Senate Members
Map of New House Members
New Legislator Emails

What You Can Do: Contact the legislators who represent your school district. Ask them to make additional resources available to identify students in need, funding for policies and practices for recovery and additional investment in educators to provide remediation.

Make your case by explaining what you see in your district including:

  • How did the school closures last spring impact student achievement?
  • How are the challenges of delivering instruction impacting student achievement?
  • What type of data is your district seeing that shows the concerns about the achievement gap widening for some students?
  • What discussion has your board had about strategies to close achievement gaps due to the pandemic and its impact on instruction?

Post on Social Media: Use the hashtag #IASBLobbyDay when you make a post on any social media. Let friends and legislators know you care about public education!

Virtual Lobby Day Dates

Mark your calendars! Save some time on these dates to safely lobby your legislators on IASB's priorities. Watch your email for more information.

Nov. 30: COVID-19 Remediation for Student Achievement
Jan. 21: Supplemental State Aid & School Funding Policy
Feb. 4: COVID-19 Remediation for Student Achievement
Feb. 11: Mental Health
Feb. 18: Preschool