Superintendent Olmos Speaks to Legislative Representatives

On February 29th, Visions In Education’s Superintendent, Dr. Steve Olmos, joined Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil and charter school leaders from across the state to present to legislative representatives in Sacramento. Organized by The Association of Personalized Learning Schools and Services (APLUS+) in partnership with KP Public Affairs, this event was part of Visions’ ongoing efforts to educate state leaders about what public charter schools are and how they serve their students.

“I’ve been in education for more than twenty years, but this is my third year as a charter school leader,” Dr. Olmos said, commenting on the unique perspective he has as a veteran of established schools.

Dr. Olmos presented a picture of Visions’ student body and some of the learning gains we have made over the past several years to show the positive impact public charter schools have on the students we serve. A brief Q&A session followed, with Dr. Olmos fielding questions alongside his panel mates on funding determinations, teacher credentials, and recent charter school news.

This panel comes on the heels of a year’s worth of Visions’ legislative outreach efforts and successful meetings with the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), California Department of Education (CDE), and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). As the legislative session gets underway, Visions plans to continue to seek opportunities to educate and partner with other charter schools and state leaders.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to share Visions’ story with state lawmakers and their staff,” says Dr. Steve Olmos. “I hope to have more opportunities to do so in the future.”

Thank you to APLUS+ and Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil for hosting this event and inviting Visions to share a little about our nearly twenty-five years of success! For more information, please see this event recap below.