As Kansas students head back to the classroom, senators from across the state are gearing up to join them. As part of the national “Legislators Back to School” program, state senators will be working with local teachers to schedule classroom visits where students will have an opportunity to talk with their local senator, share their concerns and ask questions about the legislative process.
Kansas senators are among the most active in the “Legislators Back to School,” ranking 5th in the nation for their participation. Last school year, Kansas senators met with more than 8,000 Kansas school children.
“It’s never too early to get young people involved in our democracy,” said Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, a Lindsborg Republican whose office coordinates the Back to School program for Kansas. “This is an opportunity for senators and teachers to work together to bring civics to life and encourage a new generation of engaged voters.”
The “Legislators Back to School” program is sponsored by the Trust for Representative Democracy and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Kansas teachers who are interested in having a senator visit their classroom may contact the Majority Leader’s office at 785-296-2497 or [email protected] for more information.