Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: September 15, 2008
Senators Head Back to School
Members of the Oklahoma State Senate are scheduling
visits to local schools in their districts. It’s part of “America’s
Legislators Back to School,” a program sponsored by the National
Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) aimed at helping children
and teens learn more about government and representative democracy.
The program was founded in 1999 and officially kicks off the 2008-09
school year during the third week of September and continues through
the spring semester. Each year more than 1,200 state lawmakers visit
classrooms throughout the country to talk about the legislative
process and help students gain a better understanding of what legislators
NCSL recently announced results of a study to measure the impact
of America’s Legislators Back to School. According to the
study conducted by Turcotte Public Administration Consulting and
Training, LLC (TPACT), the Back to School program strengthened students’
understanding and appreciation of representative democracy.
Senators who have begun scheduling classroom visits include Sen.
Aldridge, R-Midwest City, Sen. Brian
Bingman, R-Sapulpa, Senate Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn
Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, Sen. Brian
Crain, R-Tulsa, Sen. Mary
Easley, D-Tulsa, Sen.
John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Sen. Jay
Paul Gumm, D-Durant, Sen. Connie
Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, Sen. Clark
Jolley, R-Edmond, Sen. Ron
Justice, R-Chickasha, Sen. Todd
Lamb, R-Edmond, Sen. Richard
Lerblance, D-Hartshorne, Sen. David
Myers, R-Ponca City, Sen. Jonathan
Nichols, R-Norman and Sen. Susan
Paddack, D-Ada. Other senators are expected to plan visits later
in the school year.
For more information
Senate Communications Office: (405) 521-5774