Take Your Legislator to School Month
Each fall, as Arkansas students prepare to return to the classroom, members of the General Assembly reach out to their local school districts in an effort to build better communication between educators and legislators.
- 1054 — Total number of schools in Arkansas
- 238 — School Districts
- 479,432 — K-12 Student Enrollment
- 33,399 — Number of Teachers
- Allow districts to showcase their success
- Allow faculty & staff to discuss challenges
- Find Solutions
HCR1008 encourages public school districts to plan special events with their local legislators, such as:
- Allowing legislators to visit classrooms
- Inviting legislators to read to students or present as guest lecturers
- Hold school-sponsored panel discussions in which administrators, teachers, and students discuss issues facing their schools
Find the Legislators Representing Your School District
The Arkansas School Board Association's website provides phone numbers & active emails to:
- Arkansas State Representatives
- Arkansas State Senators
- Education Committee Members
- Judiciary Committee Members
- Revenue & Taxation Committee Members
- State Agencies & Government Affairs Committee Members.
In the 2015 Regular Session, the Arkansas General Assembly passed HCR1008, the resolution designating September as annual “Take Your Legislator to School Month”. This bipartisan initiative was motivated by a need for members of the General Assembly to fully understand the issues and challenges facing public schools in their districts, as well as the innovative solutions our educators are developing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bills are introduced every session that began when an Arkansan approached their legislator.
In fact, some laws even began as ideas from students. This video shows a recent example:
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Video: Take a quick look on how an idea can become a bill and then a law.View
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All bills start as ideas & anyone can have an idea. Use this PDF from the PowerPoint as a handout or for a presentation.Download
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The Arkansas General Assembly is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives (100 members) and the Senate (35 members).View
All bills start as ideas & anyone can have an idea. Follow the path from idea to law.Download
Every piece of legislation starts with an idea. The interim period between sessions allows legislators to devote their time to research major issues.Download
The words we use to describe public service may not be in every text book, but they can be found in this easy to print pocket glossary.Download
Constituents are all around us, but can you find one in this word search? Find the terms used every day at the Capitol.View
The words we use to describe public service may not be in every text book, but they can be found in this easy to print worksheet glossary.Download
test your knowledge on some of the Arkansas state symbols.View
Test your knowledge of the Arkansas General Assembly.View
How many of the terms do you remember from the pocket glossary? Test your knowledge in this quiz.View
The budget itself is guided by the revenue stabilization act. Use this PDF of the PowerPoint as a handout or for a presentation.Download
The budget itself is guided by the revenue stabilization act. Use this PowerPoint for a presentation.View
You'll need more than just your red, white, and blue crayons to color Arkansas beautiful. Enjoy these easy to print coloring sheets of our state symbols.Download
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