What is a Page?
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“Before attending page school, I didn’t know much about any government related work and how much they actually affect our everyday life. For example, public transportation, education funding, passing bills/laws/amendments, service for low income families, and jobs. … Being a page I got to see bills being passed into law, which is very interesting, and also made me think about going into government studies or maybe being a state legislator one day.” — Kiahna, March 2010
Welcome to the Page School
During each week of the legislative session, approximately 35 students ages 14 to 16 from across the state serve as legislative pages. Legislators sponsor the pages, who assist with the Legislature’s work by making deliveries and performing other necessary tasks. Pages spend part of each day attending Page School. Page School is an opportunity for pages to learn about the Legislature’s role, its process, and its participants.
The Page School is a joint program of the House and Senate and is housed in the Irv Newhouse Building on the Capitol Campus. The Legislature employs a certificated teacher with experience teaching civics and social studies and an assistant teacher. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the Page School program.