Last month, Delegates Glenn Davis, Bill DeSteph and Ron Villanueva each got an up close and personal look at several schools in the division. The Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) designated November as “Take Your Legislator to School” month, and VBCPS had a number of schools that had took part in the initiative. Students at First Colonial, Cox, Tallwood, Salem, Landstown and Ocean Lakes high schools; Salem, Princess Anne and Corporate Landing middle schools; and Strawbridge, Christopher Farms, Green Run, Rosemont and Red Mill elementary schools all hosted legislators.
According to the VSBA, these visits help promote in developing “closer relationships between school divisions, local communities and our elected officials.” Additionally, the VSBA said the “Take Your Legislator to School” movement can “create opportunities for productive dialogue so that educational and political leaders can work together to ensure that we provide the best possible education for our students.”
In addition, the benefit of a city and legislative partnership was on display when students at Green Run Collegiate (GRC) students and GRC Board Member Hugh Green visited with Mayor Sessoms. This was an opportunity to show students the working of the Mayor’s office, the impact of leadership, and how far their education can take them.