Days at the Capitol

Our Days at the Capitol events run from January through April and gives school board members and students—from rural districts tucked away in the mountains and plains, to large districts neighboring the state capitol—a chance to experience the legislative process firsthand.

During our Days at the Capitol board member attendees observe the House and Senate from the floor and watch legislators in action at the education committee meetings. Spending a day at the Capitol is a great opportunity to build relationships with legislators—meeting them face-to-face, inviting them to lunch or a school board meeting, or speaking with them about YOUR district’s successes, needs or concerns.

We invite you to join us. We need YOU – our members – to strengthen the voice of school boards by helping state lawmakers understand our legislative priorities and concerns.

The Dates for 2020:

Wednesday, January 29 (Member Day)

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Wednesday, February 12 (Student Day) FULL


Wednesday, March 4 (Student Day)

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Wednesday, April 1 (Member Day)

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Wednesday, April 8 (Member Day)

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 Schedule for Member Days

  • 8:40 to 9:00 a.m. – Meet at the Capitol
  • 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. – View proceedings of the Colorado House and Senate
    • If you have contacted your Senator or Representatives, they may invite you to view the House and Senate work from the floor.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Groups may tour the Capitol or meet with their Legislators
  • 11:30 am – Groups reconvene on the second floor of the Capitol
    • Question and Answer
    • If necessary, both the House and Senate Education Committees may convene upon adjournment from the floor.
  •  12:00 p.m. – Wrap-up

Schedule for Student Days

  • 8:40 am to 9:10 am - Breakfast at the First Baptist Church of Denver (Fellowship Hall), 1373 Grant Street.
  • 9:15 am to 11:00 am – View the Colorado House and Senate proceedings
    • If you have contacted your Senator or Representatives, they may invite you to view the House and Senate work from the floor.
  • 11:00 am – Groups may tour the Capitol
  • 11:30 pm – Reconvene groups on the 2nd floor of the Capitol
    • Questions and Answer
  • 12:00 pm – Adjourn