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The MSBA Advocacy Tour brings together members to discuss policy and funding issues that are impacting their school districts. During this tour, ideas are generated for MSBA’s legislative agenda. Access MSBA's Legislative Policies.

Please see the schedule below. Each tour stop begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. (Optional: Pizza served at 5:30 p.m.)  | RSVP: If you plan on attending one of tour stops, please click here to RSVP.  | There is NO FEE to attend these meetings. | Direct questions to MSBA's Bruce Lombard at blombard@mnmsba.org | Walk-ins are welcome to attend.

RESOLUTIONS: Have a legislative resolution that will help your school district and other districts in the state? Submit a legislative resolution form to MSBA by September 29. Resolutions will be debated and voted on by the MSBA Delegate Assembly in December 2017. | Download a Resolution Form (Word document)

2017 Tour Schedule

Tuesday, September 12

  • THIEF RIVER FALLS — Thief River Falls Public Schools (DSC Board Room), 230 LaBree Avenue South
    The Thief River Falls meeting will now be held at the Training Center at Lincoln High School, 101 Knight Avenue South in Thief River Falls. Please use the northeast entrance.
  • WORTHINGTON  Worthington High School Cafeteria, 1211 Clary Street

Wednesday, September 13

  • GRAND RAPIDS  Independent School District 318 (Board Room), 820 NW 1st Avenue
  • ST. PETER  Minnesota School Boards Association, 1900 West Jefferson Avenue

Thursday, September 14

  • CLOQUET  Cloquet Public Schools (Board Room), 302 14th Street
  • ROCHESTER  Kutzky Market (Pantry Room), 1001 6th Street NW

Tuesday, September 19

  • SARTELL  Resource Training & Solutions (Quest/Endeavor Room), 137 23rd Street South
  • ST. PAUL  League of Minnesota Cities (St. Croix Room), 145 University Avenue West

Wednesday, September 20

  • ST. PAUL  League of Minnesota Cities (St. Croix Room), 145 University Avenue West
  • WILLMAR  Willmar Public Schools (Rehearsal Hall), 611 5th Street SW

Preliminary Agenda

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Pizza dinner (optional)
  • 6 p.m. — Introductions
  • 6:10 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. — Legislative issues, updates and impacts
  • 6:40 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. — MSBA Management Services staff presentation
  • 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — 2018 legislative issues

Advocacy Tour materials

Driving Directions

Minnesota School Boards Association
1900 West Jefferson Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082-3015
Phone: 507-934-2450 or 800-324-4459 (Minn. only)
Fax: 507-931-1515

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