Category Archives: Action Alert

Action Alert — Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm our public school districts

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is continuing its mark-up of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This legislation is the first draft of a bill for tax reform and is … Continue reading

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Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

Source: National School Boards Association This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Act now to maximize funding for public education

Source: National School Boards Association Critical decisions regarding federal funding, including funding for public education, will be made this week. With the current funding for federal agencies set to expire on Friday, December 9, Congress must act quickly to pass … Continue reading

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MSBA Action Alert: Ask House leadership to hold vote on Omnibus Elections Bill

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381/HF 2688) is still awaiting action on the House Floor. Without action, this bill will go nowhere and school boards will still have to comply with having special election to fill a board vacancy. Without … Continue reading

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MSBA Legislative Action Alert: No new mandates!

MSBA Legislative Action Alert No new mandates! May 13, 2016 See the proposed list of new mandates and reporting requirements. Visit http://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts to find out who represents you in St. Paul and contact them today!

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WATCH: MSBA Executive Director asks members to advocate for funding, teacher shortage solutions

In a video released May 10, MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind called on school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students on two important issues: the general education funding formula and the Teacher Shortage Act. Visit https://youtu.be/yqouhPmCEBc or click on … Continue reading

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MSBA Legislative Action Alert: Urge legislators to support technology funding

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Technology Funding Wednesday, May 11, 2016 This is the time for your voice to be heard. The Senate Education Omnibus bill contained $10 per student for the Generation Connect Aid program. The House included $7 million … Continue reading

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