On Wednesday January 30th, CBTP students from across the district along with scores of other individuals with and without disabilities gathered at Capitol Hill in downtown Nashville to advocate for disability rights. Specifically, many students spoke up in favor giving individuals with disabilities equal access to scholarships for postsecondary education programs. Students shared their stories and many abilities with several legislators, including Senator Steve Dickerson, Representative Bo Mitchell, and Representative Gary Odom.
Mr. Lisowski’s class joined with several students participating in Vanderbilt University’s Next Steps program and toured the Capitol as well as Legislative Plaza, before meeting with three state legislators. The students and Mr. Lisowski would like to thank Next Steps for including them!
Mrs. Rochelle’s class enjoyed visiting the Tennessee State Museum before going on a tour of the state capital. Ms. Jennifer, their tour guide, did a marvelous job of answering their questions and showing them around the capital. They also enjoyed touring Legislative Plaza and saw where their state representatives and state senators offices are located. It was a fun and informative day on the hill!
We would like to extend a big thank you to the Arc of Davidson County for graciously providing the CBTP with funds for students to purchase lunch from the cafeteria at Legislative Plaza. Thanks so much!