What is a Page?
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“During this week, I experienced the privilege of being a legislative page. When you are a page, you learn that governing society is a very complex process. While working, pages observe the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government, all working diligently to perform their duties…Participating in a mock committee hearing, working on the floor, and delivering things to the different buildings on the capitol campus demonstrated just how complicated it is to have a successful government. Attending the mock committee hearing for Page School, showed me the importance of Senators and Representatives voting on bills, researching information, and paying attention while making laws.” —
“This week as a page has been a great experience that I highly recommend to anyone interested. Being so involved in the governing process has brought me knowledge and experience that I couldn’t have received anywhere else. Government regulates our lives every day. If you don’t like what they’re doing, you can get involved and start making a difference.” —
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.