MSBA Delegate Assembly

Submit a Resolution

Make a difference! Submit a legislative resolution for the 2024 Delegate Assembly.

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.

Please direct any questions to teamgr@mnmsba.org.

2024 Delegate Assembly Meeting

The 2024 MSBA Delegate Assembly meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis South (7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55439).

Delegate Assembly roster: Access the 2023-2024 Delegate Assembly roster.

Delegate meeting responsibilities for 2024:

  • Delegates must attend the 2024 Delegate Assembly Meeting on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, in Minneapolis.
  • Delegates are encouraged to attend a virtual Pre-Delegate Assembly Meeting in November 2024.

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.

All 2024 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. Wednesday, November 13, 2024
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2024
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2024
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2024

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.

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.

Find your MSBA Director District/Area: See MSBA’s Schools Districts by MSBA Director Districts/Area document

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