Advocacy Positions2018-08-31T09:41:14+00:00

Advocacy Positions

The MSBA Delegate Assembly approved the new Advocacy Positions document at its meeting on October 6, 2017. This document combines MSBA’s three previous advocacy documents, Legislative Resolutions, Platform Statements and position statements contained in the Missouri Public Education Vision Project Report, into a single document. This document clearly articulates MSBA’s positions on issues related to public education. It is the basis for MSBA’s advocacy efforts on the state and national levels.

Download the Advocacy Positions Document

Delegate Assembly: Friday, September 28 at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach

In this meeting, Delegates review and vote on proposed changes to the Advocacy Positions. These discussions and votes are crucial to MSBA lobbying efforts before the legislature. Not all school districts agree! Make sure your district is represented!


The Delegate Assembly is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference. You do not need to attend the conference in order to participate in the Delegate Assembly, but please pre-register through Annual Conference registration.


Governmental Relations
Beth Stocksick – Sr. Administrative Specialist, Advocacy

The position of Delegate is important to your Association! Please email with your delegate information. Thank you!

Vision Project

Visit the Missouri Public Education Vision Project and download a copy of the report.

More About the MSBA Advocacy Positions Document

“The purpose is to have a concise document that clearly articulates our positions on legislative issues affecting public education to help with advocacy efforts as we work with lawmakers on the state and federal level,” says MSBA President Jan Mees. “Our focus must be on what’s best for the children in our schools, and the positions we take on issues are extremely important to ensure the success of our students.”

Jan Mees
MSBA President 2017-18