There are always multiple ways to get involved with advocacy! Understanding how the education system works is key in implementing change. Education policy is shaped by the school district with funding provided by the local, state, and federal levels of government. Within each level of government are specific topics that you can help advocate for. Check out the links below to learn more about how you can use your voice today!
RPS has multiple advocacy designs that you can print onto posters or use as virtual backgrounds to show your support for funding our schools. They can also be printed on to postcards or used in other creative ways too!
Contact your Delegate and Senator to advocate for funding our schools! You can locate your legislators using the General Assembly tool here.
Over half of the operating budget for Richmond Public Schools is provided through the City budget as approved by Richmond City Council. Advocacy with members of Council is critical to ensure that Richmond is doing all it can to fully fund and support our schools
RPS is committed to demonstrating and highlighting equity and ensuring a diversity of voices in all settings. Public comments, both in-person and via email, are encouraged for all members of the public, and especially our students and families.
Advocacy Partners & Resources
RPS is proud to advocate alongside many organizations in our city, state, and nation that are advocating for students, teachers, and public education. Visit the organizations below to learn more about public education policy and other opportunities to get involved.