The School Mental Health Lobby Day is co-sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Psychologists, the Kansas School Social Workers Association, and the Kansas School Counselors Association.
The School Mental Health Lobby Day will help participants learn about details of school finance, the importance of school mental health, and how to effectively communicate with policymakers. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with Kansas Legislators and advocate for school mental health services.
SCHEDULE (All presentations will be in the Auditorium Room in the Visitor's Lobby of the Kansas State Capitol
8:00-8:30 - Breakfast
8:30-9:00 - Bernie Koch (Communicating effectively with Legislators)
9:00-10:00 - Keynote Speaker Dale Dennis (School Funding Formula)
10:15-11:15 - Keynote Cherie Blanchat (Mental Health in Schools)
11:15-11:20 - Closing
11:30-12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 - Legislator Visits (arrange beforehand)
To contact your legislators, visit http://kslegislature.org/li/ and use the Find Your Legislator tool on the left side of the page.