One of the advantages of homeschooling is to take incredible field trips to support learning! There is also pending legislation that could affect homeschooling families so building relationships with legislators is important.
Homeschool families are invited to meet up at our state capitol on Thursday, February 2nd to experience state government in action, meet with their legislators, help distribute cookies, and share Kansas homeschool fact sheets with legislators.
Cookie distribution to Legislators’ office will occur at 9:00 and then again at 10. If you want to help, meet at the 2nd floor Rotunda at 8:50 or 9:50.
This event is organized by the Christian Home Education Coalition of Kansas (CHECK).
The priority is for homeschool families to attend legislative sessions, observe committee meetings, visit with their legislators, tour the capitol building and dome, and explore historical exhibits at their own pace and schedules. There is little centralized programming or registration planned to allow you maximum flexibility in scheduling. An orientation video can be viewed to help you plan your visit.
We strongly urge families, small groups, or even co-ops to call their legislator’s office and directly make appointments to meet your state representative and senator and get to know them! You can find them and their contact information at the website http://www.openstates.org or http://www.kslegislature.
Here’s a sample appointment request:
“My name is _________ from ____________. I am one of Representative or Senator ___________________’s constituents. We would like to meet him/her when we visit for Homeschool Capitol Day on Thursday, Feb. 2. Would Representative/Senator ___________ be available that morning for a brief introduction?
Thank-you notes will be provided to give to your legislators (or you can bring your own).
Here is a link to information about parking and entering the Capitol:https://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-