ADVOCACY

Submit a Legislative Resolution to MSBA by September 25

MSBA members are encouraged to propose resolutions to the Delegate Assembly for the 2021 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. If you, or your school board, has a suggestion for a resolution, please access on of the forms below. Please submit your legislative resolutions no later than Friday, September 25, 2020. See the resolution-related articles from the September-October 2018 Journal magazine for more information.

Access online resolution form

Access Word version of resolution form


2020 MSBA VOTER GUIDE: The 2020 MSBA Voter Guide provides information on voter registration, election details, questions to pose to candidates, and more. Access the MSBA Voter Guide.

MSBA 2020 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY: The 2020 MSBA Legislative Summary is your guide to issues impacting E-12 education during the 2020 regular legislative session. This year's summary includes a federal COVID-19 response recap. Click here to access the 2020 MSBA Legislative Summary.

LOCAL CONTROL RESOLUTION: Word Document | PDF — Please consider personalizing and presenting this resolution to your school board. If your school board passes the resolution, please send a copy to MSBA's Kimberley Dunn Lewis at klewis@mnmsba.org. Your school board will be added to a master list/statewide graphic and shared with your legislators. See which school boards have signed the Local Control Resolution.

LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM: 2020 MSBA Legislative Platform

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Your Guide to Advocating for Public Schools

Government Relations Staff

The MSBA Government Relations staff is a respected voice for school boards and public education at the Minnesota Legislature. MSBA represents every school board member in the state along with more than 865,000 public school students. MSBA is the leading advocate for public education by supporting, promoting and strengthening the work of public school boards.

The MSBA Government Relations Team provides:

  • Factual, timely and relevant information on education issues at the Legislature.
  • A political voice locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Comprehensive advocacy for all issues that face Minnesota public schools at the Legislature.

We believe:

  • An investment in a student is a smart investment in our state’s future.
  • Providing school districts maximum flexibility and control provides benefits to students.
  • State policies should ensure every student has the opportunity to graduate prepared to be successful in the postsecondary path of their choice.