KEA Posts Tips For Teachers Headed To Frankfort

Posted at 5:39 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 05:39:09-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Education Association is not holding a formal program Friday, but the organization posted tips to teachers who are planning to advocate for public education in the capital.

Here is the list as posted on their Facebook:

General Information:
• KEA has no program planned. This is a legislative action day, meaning it’s an opportunity for constituents to interact with their legislators. All activities will occur at the Capitol, on the surrounding grounds and at the Capitol Annex. 
• Capital Avenue will be open to traffic. All pedestrians must use the sidewalks at all times.
• Legislators are scheduled to convene in chambers at 10:00 a.m. eastern. We expect they will convene and recess many times throughout the day.
• Everyone seeking entrance to the Capitol or to the Annex must have photo ID and will be subject to search. 
• Activists should enter the Capitol building through the front doors and exit out the side doors.
• Activists should enter the Annex through the middle set of doors.
• We were not able to obtain accessible shuttle transportation and handicapped parking at the Capitol is very limited. Anyone with accessibility issues should arrange to be dropped off and picked up near the Capitol.
• Limited numbers of activists will be allowed access into the Capitol and into the Annex at one time. You should plan to be outside for much of the time that you are here. You might consider bringing a blanket to sit on.
• It is supposed to be hot on Friday (upper 70s). Bring a hat and wear sunscreen.
• We will have porta-potties and water stations (first come, first served) staged along Capital Avenue. 
• You should bring snacks, since there is no way everyone can eat in the Capitol Annex cafeteria.
• Please be mindful to not litter. We will stage trash cans along Capital Avenue and there are cans available on the Capitol grounds and in the buildings.

Information for buses:
• Bus parking will be as follows: first on Capital Avenue until all spaces are filled; then overflow to Capitol View Park. 
• There will be NO PRIVATE VEHICLE PARKING ON CAPITAL AVENUE. Buses only on Friday.
• The drop off point for passengers arriving in buses will be in the roundabout at the top of Capital Avenue (in front of the Capitol building.) 
• Once buses are empty, they should park on Capital Avenue (if there is space) or should proceed to Capitol View Park (Glenns Creek Road, Frankfort, off Highway 676 EAST/WEST Connector).
• All incoming buses should use Highway 676 (EAST/WEST CONNECTOR) to Old Lawrenceburg Road (Rt. 420) to Todd to Capital Avenue roundabout. 
• Exit bus strategy should be the same route – Capital Avenue to Todd to Old Lawrenceburg Road to Highway 676 (EAST/WEST CONNECTOR) 
• Shuttles to both parking areas will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Information for private vehicles:
• Private vehicle parking lots will be the Century Plaza lot (near Big Lots, 1159 US Hwy 127 South) or Capitol View Park (Glenns Creek Road, Frankfort, off Highway 676 (EAST/WEST Connector) 
• Except for vehicles with a handicapped parking tag, private vehicles should not drop off passengers on Capital Avenue. 
• Private vehicles should proceed directly to the Century Plaza lot or to Capitol View Park and passengers should take a shuttle to and from the Capitol grounds. 
• Shuttles to both parking areas will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.