Category Archives: Advocacy

Advocate for education at the State Fair

If you plan on attending the Minnesota State Fair this year, MSBA encourages members to discuss education issues with legislators at the House of Representatives’ booth. Visit for the schedule of representatives planning to attend the fair. The House … Continue reading

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House committee will discuss MSBA-supported special education paperwork reduction bills today

The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to hear special education paperwork reduction bills put forward by MSBA and New Ulm Public Schools 10 a.m. today (Monday, February 25). The meeting will be held at the State Office Building (Room … Continue reading

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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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