MSBA Delegate Assembly

What is the Delegate Assembly and Why is it Important?

Click the play button on the accompanying video player to learn what it means to be a Delegate and bring resolutions to the MSBA Delegate Assembly from MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind and MSBA Director of Government Relations Denise Dittrich.

MSBA’s Legislative Positions are adopted through the Delegate Assembly. 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.

Resolutions: Click here to learn how you and/or your school board can submit a legislative resolutions for the 2023 Delegate Assembly.

How to Become a Delegate

Become a Delegate and add your voice to the legislative process. MSBA is currently accepting Delegate nominations from school board members.

What Responsibilities Do Delegates Have?

MSBA Delegates must attend the 2023 Delegate Assembly Meeting on Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, in Minneapolis.

Also, Delegates are encouraged to attend a virtual Pre-Delegate Assembly Meeting in November.

A 2022 Delegate Assembly Success Story: From Resolution to State Law

Click the play button on the accompanying video player (or visit YouTube) to see how MSBA Delegates teamed up with a nonprofit organization to advance a resolution on computer science curriculum.

Bonus video: Visit https://youtu.be/Egj3fktOSNY to see how Delegates approved a resolution that would allow school districts to leave a school board position open if only three months remained before a term ended or a special election was scheduled.

2023 Delegate Assembly Meeting

The 2023 MSBA Delegate Assembly meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, 2023, at a NEW LOCATION: the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis South (7800 Normandale Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55439).

Direct questions about the Delegate Assembly meeting to Jen Ebert at teamgr@mnmsba.org.

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 2023 Pre-Delegate meetings will be conducted via a virtual format. Delegates are welcome to attend the date that works best for them.

  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023

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 and voted on by the membership at the Delegate Assembly. Once adopted, these positions 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.

Resolution form: Please click here to download a fillable copy of the Proposed Resolution Submission Form.

Deadline: Resolution forms must be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2023.

Please send resolutions and direct any questions to teamgr@mnmsba.org.

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