Contact Elected Officials

The Fort Osage School District encourages our parents, students, staff, and community to communicate with their elected officials. 

Writing a letter is a direct way to communicate with a state legislative office. When writing a letter here are a few tips to follow:

  • Individually written letters, rather than mass generated form letters, make a greater impression.
  • Type your name, address, and phone number at the top.
  • Addressing correspondence:
    • To a State Senate: The Honorable (Full Name)
    • To a State House of Representatives: The Honorable (Full Name)
  • Be specific. Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter.
  • If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, be sure to identify its full name and number, e.g. House Bill: HB____, Senate Bill: SB____. Try to send your letter while the issue is still alive.
  • State your position and explain why you support or oppose the issue.
  • State examples concerning the impact the legislation has on the local level.
  • Make sure to follow up wether you agree or disagree with the way your elected offical