Category Archives: Advocacy

MSBA Delegate Assembly addresses special education funding, school safety issues

The 2018 MSBA Delegate Assembly approved 17 legislative resolutions Saturday, December 1, in Minneapolis. The Delegate Assembly — comprised of public school board members from across the state — debated and voted on resolutions to help set MSBA’s legislative priorities for … Continue reading

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Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

Each year, Minnesota public school boards help shape MSBA’s legislative agenda. This grass-roots process starts with our school boards — or individual school board members, like you — writing legislative resolutions (and adopting them through board action) before sending them … Continue reading

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Minnesota School Safety Center director among presenters for MSBA Day at the Capitol

MSBA encourages school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students during MSBA Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 19, at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge in St. Paul. The Day at the Capitol opens with the … Continue reading

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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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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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Action Alert: Urge Congress to invest in public education

Visit https://youtu.be/MNc0kYXt6Ig to watch NSBA’s funding video. Source: National School Boards Association Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing an appropriations bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder … Continue reading

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