GOKey Communicators Jefferson City Field Trip

Jefferson City Field Trip

⚙️ Systems Thinking | 🪑 Seated | 🆓 Free

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Itinerary March 27, 2024

We are meeting at the Missouri Department of Secondary & Elementary Education (DESE) Conference Room on the 13th Floor, in the Jefferson Building at 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City MO 65101. You may park in the parking garage on Madison Street, which runs parallel to Jefferson Street. The DESE Conference Meeting Room is found on the 13th Floor of the Jefferson Building. When you get off the elevators, you will see DESE’s front office and this room is located to the left of the office.

10-10:30 AM Pre-visit at the Jefferson Building

  • Greetings from current Commissioner of Education, Marge Vandeven

  • Review the purpose for the day: Promote Public Education (Dr. Pam Hedgpeth)

  • Review some of the current legislative hot topics being considered by legislature

  • Identify potential talking points

10:30-11 AM Tour Capitol

  • Head to Capitol and meet at the identified meeting location

  • Capitol Tour

11-12:30 PM Visit Legislators

Superintendents are asked to call ahead to schedule a meeting with representatives and senators. Do realize these schedules may change as actions occur in the chambers. This is also a possible time to go to the visitor section to observe activities in the chamber.

12:45-1:15 PM Lunch

Regroup at the Jefferson Building, same room 13th floor. We will provide lunch. Greetings from Senator Karla Eslinger, the newly appointed Commissioner of Education.

1:15-2 PM Debrief

Individuals will be asked to share about their experiences meeting with legislators.

GOKey Communicators and Superintendents please use the button below to register.

Public Education Proud Initiative

To advocate for Public Education at the local, state and national levels, GOCSD is providing members many opportunities to showcase what it means to be Public Education Proud (PEP). The Public Education Proud efforts includes: Teacher Proud Campaign, GOInnovate Grant, GOKey Communicators Program, and the Public School Proud Bulletin.

Teacher Proud

GOKey Communicators

GOInnovate Grant

Public School Proud Bulletin