Join Hundreds of your peers in Madison on Tuesday!
The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families Capitol Day 2015 is this Tuesday, November 3rd. This day provides Coalition members with tremendous opportunities. The day is equal parts networking, civics lesson, pep rally and advocacy. Click here to register. Don't delay.
We have free buses coming from Racine, Brookfield, De Pere and Wausau. And we're providing all participants a free lunch. But we need you to reserve your spot, and your food, today.
10:00 Welcome and instructions
10:20 Legislative update
10:40 Brief History of WCVSF activism
10:50 Town Hall meeting (Reps Kooynega, Thesfeldt, Kahl and Sen. Olsen)
11:40 Legislative Awards
Noon Honor a special WCVSF family
12:15 Working lunch with speakers.
1-2:00 Capitol office visits, networking with school administrators and recording of parent testimonials.
2:00 Milk and Cookies and Coalition Board roundtable and audience Q and A on what we heard at the Capitol and challenges ahead
Capitol Day is not only our largest in-person show of force of the year, it's a chance for students to meet some of their classmates and their peers in other schools from across our state. Capitol Day gives parents and teachers the opportunity to meet and network with parents and teachers from other schools from across our state.
The Concourse Hotel is only a block away from the State Capitol. Parents, teachers and students receive updates on what's happening in Madison, then walk over to meet with legislators and legislative staff, after being trained in effective grassroots activism.
WCVSF Capitol Day 2015 is a can't miss event! Click here to register.
Your Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families
Who are we? Well, created and led by parent volunteers a decade ago, this coalition was formed to protect our educational choices and make sure parents’ and families’ voices are heard in the Capitol and around the state.
Together with our fellow parents, families, teachers, and friends, we will educate policy makers and others on why we chose a virtual school for our children; how these schools work; the close, working relationship we have with our teachers and administrators; and much, much more. We are funded by voluntary contributions for individuals and organizations who want to ensure that Wisconsin families continue to have educational options like virtual schools. We accept contributions but will never make you contribute any funds in order to stay informed. We promote positive stories about online learning in newspapers, on talk radio and TV news.
- We prepare for additional legal maneuvers that mayharm us.
- We employ a government relations professional who helps make our case in Madison and keeps us posted on legislative and regulatory issues.
- We coordinate with allies in the education reform movement to help empower parents with additional options.
Find out more about us and your fellow virtual school families. Meet us in Madison on November 3rd!
A glimpse from our most recent Capitol Day....