MSBA and COSSBA Federal Advocacy Update

The MSBA and COSSBA Federal Advocacy Update provides timely news about current public education issues affecting Minnesota schools.

MSBA became a charter member of the Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA) in 2021. COSSBA is a nonpartisan, national alliance dedicated to sharing resources to support, promote and strengthen state school boards associations as they serve their local school districts and board members. COSSBA works to advance federal congressional priorities on behalf of 25 state school board association members.

2024 Federal Updates

Access the update for February 26, 2024: Child nutrition eligibility guidelines, four common health conditions have disability protections under Section 504, and federal Equity Action Plan update.

Access the update for February 15, 2024New improvements to the FAFSA process, federal guidance for technology use in special education, and the ACCESS to Careers Act.

Access the update for February 6, 2024Affordable Connectivity Program, Medicaid Dollars for school-based health services, and the 2024 federal student achievement agenda.

Access the update for January 25, 2024Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, Clean School Bus Funding, and the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Program.

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