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Advocacy Opportunities

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!

Current Advocacy Opportunities

The Virginia House and Senate released their proposals for the state budget this weekend and RPS is at risk of losing another $12.5 million from our budget for next year. While the Senate released a budget that would provide an additional $2 million for us above what we expected, the House has slashed critical funding streams like the At-Risk Add-On and their budget would reduce our state education funding by $12.5 million from what Governor Northam proposed in December (and what the RPS current budget is based on). Their two budgets now go into a conference committee where they will negotiate a final budget that could land somewhere in between those amounts.

Read more to learn how you can help advocate!

Read More about Virginia House & Senate Budget Update

Virginia News & Politics

The Virginia Public Access Project  (VPAP) is a nonpartisan nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and reports data and news related to Virginia politics. 

They offer a free news aggregation service that provides daily news clips from Virginia's newspapers and media outlets.

Visit VPAP and learn more!

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.

Fund Our Schools
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