Senator Kirk Watson to Announce a New Government-in-Action Learning Experience for Austin ISD Students on Wednesday
January 31, 2011 - Senator Kirk Watson will announce on Wednesday, February 2, a new government-in-action learning experience, open to all Austin students in sixth through eighth grade. The Senator’s announcement on Wednesday will take place at 9:15 a.m., at Kealing Middle School. The campus is located at 1607 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Students will have the opportunity to serve as Pages in the Texas Senate for a day. Student Pages will start the day with an explanation of the legislative process. Afterwards, the Pages will witness state government from the unique view of the Senate Chamber floor, while the Legislature is in session. Student pages will perform other duties, such as assist in Senate offices and committees.
"I'm very happy to be able to give kids this chance,” said Senator Watson. “There are lots of reasons to love growing up in Austin and one of them should be the chance to see state government in action right here in your backyard. These students will have a great learning experience and opportunity. It will be fun for them and for me."
For more information, contact your child's principal.