Utah State Legislature's Back to School Program
The Utah State Legislature has participated in the NCSL America's Legislators Back to School Program since 2000. This background provides a more detailed overview and objectives of the program.
Ranked as No.1 in the nation for many years and always in the Top 3, Utah legislators teach students about the legislative process through meaningful and interactive sessions in the classroom, other venues, and on Capitol Hill.
- For Legislators
- For Teachers and Principals
to Schedule A Classroom Visit
- Lesson Plans (K-12, Elementary and Secondary)
- MORE Lesson Plans (excellent high school hands-on activities)
- NCSL's America's Legislators Back to School Program Home Page
Would you like to prepare students for a meaningful interaction with a legislator?
Review classroom materials that legislators can leave with students K-12. See how they correlate with Utah's state curriculum standards.
Prepare students to get involved in the political process. Their ideas count and can positively affect public policy decisions.
Invite a legislator to visit your classroom and ask how his/her involvement can enhance your lesson objective. Who do you ask? Find legislators here by your school address.
Return completed evaluation forms. Your input is invaluable for improving the program.
The charts below demonstrate admirable outreach efforts that Utah legislators
make in their districts as they take time to meaningfully interact with Utah's
youth about the legislative process.
2012-2013 - Stay tuned for more updates.
2011-2012 - Utah was ranked No. 1 in the nation again for a state legislature's highest participation at 96 percent, and Utah's highest rate yet.
NCSL's Top 10
NCSL's Top 10
Speaker Greg Curtis (Deseret Morning News, Tuesday, September 20, 2005)
Utah Policy.com (Tuesday Buzz, September 20, 2005)
News Articles Standard Examiner (News, School) Tuesday, September 23, 2004
Daily Herald (Our Towns) Saturday, September 25, 2004
Tues, Sep. 23: Provo Herald (Valley & State section) | Deseret News (Utah section) | Standard Examiner (At-a-Glance section)
Fri, Sep. 26: The Herald Journal (Local News section)
Sun, Oct. 5: Deseret News(Utah section)
Tues, Oct. 7: The Davis County Clipper (People/Places section)
Tues, Oct. 7: Standard Examiner (Opinion section)
Mon, Sep. 22: FOX 13
Tue, Sep. 23: Cable TV, Spanish Fork Ch. 17