Action Alert

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 5) located at 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.…

Source: National School Boards Association As the U.S. Senate moves forward to consider its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling on public school board members to take action to oppose efforts that would affect resources for our nation’s public school…

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 expected to be considered by the committee throughout this week.…

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 March, House members plan to vote on the American Health…

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 legislation to ensure continuity in funding and operations of the…

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 passage of the Elections Bill, school districts across the state…

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!

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 the image below to view this video. See yesterday’s MSBA Legislative…

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 for Broadband Expansion Grants. Both are important and supported by…

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Money on the Funding Formula & Teacher Shortage Tuesday, May 10, 2016   Click here to access a video of MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind providing an overview of the Action Alert. THIS IS THE TIME YOUR VOICE/ADVOCACY IS NEEDED! Supplemental budgets bills have been passed…

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