What is the Principal for a Day Program?
During the 2021 legislative session, House Concurrent Resolution 25 was enacted with no dissenting votes to declare the General Assembly's support for civic education, declare the third week in September as the kick-off week for America's Legislators Back to School Program, and encourage members to participate in the "Principal for a Day" (PFAD) program between September 19 and November 18.
The PFAD program is designed to give legislators a first-hand look at what is going on in Kentucky schools and to build stronger partnerships between legislators and public education. To get the most out of this program and see what really goes on during a school day, we hope they can spend as much time as possible as Principal for a Day. The PFAD program is not meant to be just a normal school visit, but rather to see how things really work and what administrators deal with daily.
Who Can Participate
Although the resolution was passed by state legislators in the Kentucky General Assembly, any locally elected official is welcome to participate. (i.e., state/federal legislators, mayors, county judges, supreme court justices, etc.)