SCPS Participates in Take Your Legislator to School Month
Posted by SCPS Communication on 12/5/2019
The Virginia Schools Boards Association (VSBA) created Take Your Legislator to School Month to build stronger relationships between public education and the Virginia General Assembly. Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) recently welcomed Delegate-Elect Joshua Cole, along with Stafford County School Board member Pamela Yeung and SCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner, to visit Hampton Oaks and Anne E. Moncure Elementary Schools.
“Every school has its culture; Hampton Oaks is one of community, partnership, and friendship while I observed that Anne E. Moncure is full of expression and innovation,” said Cole.
The core of the school division’s strategic plan is C5W, which instills important communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and wellness abilities into every SCPS student. Cole walked through the kindergarten through fifth grade hallways at both elementary schools, impressed by the school division’s devotion to this philosophy.
“As we were walking through Anne E. Moncure Elementary School, some of the students knew who I was,” said Cole. “It was amazing that at such a young age the students were so involved in government and knew what was going on around them.”
VSBA’s Take Your Legislator to School Month is an annual celebration in November, during which legislators come into schools to observe the many positive interactions taking place each day. Students also benefit from this interaction by meeting and speaking with elected officials.