Legislative Drive-in Day


 

















Click image below for directional video on navigating the Capitol, Annex, and Parking on Drive In Day.



Lodging Options:

Hampton Inn
1310 U.S. 127
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 223-7600

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1000 Vandalay Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 352-4650

This year's KASA Legislative Drive-In Day is scheduled for February 8, the second day of Part II of the 2023 General Assembly, when there should be more time and opportunities for school leaders to meet with their local legislators. With the Kentucky legislature, however, the time is always in short supply and many organizations and causes compete for legislator's attention. Scheduling meetings sooner than later is usually best.

The primary goal of Legislative Drive-In Day is for legislators to hear directly from their local school leaders on important education issues. February 8 will likely be a day with few, if any committee meetings, and most legislators will be free until the House and Senate convene, which typically occurs at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

You can contact your local legislator's legislative assistant to arrange for a time to meet with them between 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on February 8. Not everyone can be in Frankfort by 8:00 a.m. and not every legislator will be in their Capitol Annex office by that time either but the sooner a meeting is asked for the greater chances of finding a time that works for both you and your legislator. This meeting typically last 15 to 20 minutes, rarely no more than 30 minutes, so it's important to make your points in a succinct and organized manner. A one-page bullet point list of local district priorities that you can leave with a legislator will help maintain continuity. By the second week in January, you should have a list of recommendations the Coalition to Sustain the Teaching Profession will make to the 2023 General Assembly.

Talking points will be available a few days before, from KASA’s website and also distributed at the briefing meetings.


To schedule your visit, call the legislative switchboard at (502) 564-8100.

Guide for the Day 

Printable Guide for the Day

Legislator Talking Points  

Meet with KASA Staff Team and Prepare for the Day 
(choose one of the following three options)

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. EST      
Briefing update with KASA staff - Get updates, talking points, and directions for navigating the day.
(Capitol Annex, Room 125)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
Briefing update with KASA staff - Get updates, talking points, and directions for navigating the day.
(Cafeteria, Room 125)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
Briefing update with KASA staff - Get updates, talking points, and directions for navigating the day.
(Cafeteria, Room 125)

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Briefing update with KASA staff - Get updates, talking points, and directions for navigating the day.
(Capitol Annex, Room 125)

All Senate members offices are on the second floor of the Capitol Annex and all House members offices are on the third and fourth floors. We plan to have a box of cookies/deserts/snacks labeled "KASA 2023 Legislative Drive-In Day" delivered to each legislative office suite on the morning of February 8.

You can find parking on floors 6 through 3 of the Capitol Annex Parking Garage or on the streets around the Capitol and Annex. You will need your driver's license when you reach the security guard desk where you will be issued a visitor sticker.

After entering the Capitol Annex Visitor Entrance, take the steps or elevator one floor down to the basement. The cafeteria is on the right down the hallway into the Annex.

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