2021 MSBA Delegate Assembly Meeting
The 2021 MSBA Delegate Assembly meeting has been rescheduled to a virtual platform for December 3-4, 2021.
Delegates must contact the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place hotel at 952-542-8600 to cancel their own hotel room reservations immediately in order to avoid having their credit cards charged. MSBA cannot cancel your reservations for you.
MSBA’s Legislative Policies are adopted through the Delegate Assembly — which is recognized as one of the most effective grassroots approaches of any of the interests represented at the state Capitol. School board members from throughout the state are elected for a two-year term by their peers to serve as Delegates.
Each December, Delegates discuss and vote on various legislative resolutions submitted by school boards and individual school board members. Those resolutions that receive a majority vote, as well as positions adopted during previous years, become the basis for MSBA staff lobbying efforts on behalf of all public school board members in the state.
Pre-Delegate Assembly Meetings
The purpose of the Pre-Delegate Assembly Meetings is to review each individual resolution — discussing the background information and the MSBA Board’s recommendation. The meeting will give Delegates an understanding of the wide range of subjects to be discussed and voted on at the Delegate Assembly. Delegates’ attendance at a Pre-Delegate Assembly Meeting will also allow them time to develop amendments or additional resolutions before the Delegate Assembly if they feel there are issues that have not been addressed.
All meetings will be conducted via a virtual format. Delegates are welcome to attend the date that works best for them.
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021
- 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021
Submit a Resolution
MSBA members are encouraged to propose resolutions to the Delegate Assembly for the upcoming legislative session. Your resolutions are the first step to developing the MSBA’s official positions on important educational issues.
Each resolution is researched, vetted and voted on by the membership at the Delegate Assembly. Once adopted, these policies guide the MSBA Government Relations team as they represent you at the Legislature. Resolutions should cover any education topic of significant statewide concern and address desired legislative outcomes. Resolutions are not legislation.
For more information, see the Ask MSBA Column from the September-October 2021 Edition of the MSBA Journal Magazine: Fall Advocacy Tour Zooming to You in Your MSBA Director District for more information.
If you, or your school board, has a suggestion for a resolution, please access one of the forms below to submit your idea(s).
- Electronic version
- Word document version (or contact MSBA’s Jen Ebert at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy)
Please submit your legislative resolutions no later than September 30, 2021.