Advocacy Positions

Download the Advocacy Positions Document

The MSBA Delegate Assembly approved the Advocacy Positions document at its meeting on September 28, 2018. This document articulates our association’s positions on issues related to public education. It is the basis for advocacy efforts as members work with lawmakers on the state and national levels.

Changes from the 2018 Fall Delegate Assembly include:

  • II. Finance, A. Adequate and Equitable Public School Funding, 14. Internet Sales Tax (revised); 15. Early Childhood Education Funding (revised)
  • II. Finance, J.  Motor Fuel Tax (revised)
  • III. Instruction, A. A+ Funding for Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment and AP Course (new), E. Instruction for Students Excluded for Behavior (new)
  • IV. Personnel C. Collective Bargaining (revised), D. Disruptive Speech (new)
  • V.  School, Community and Family Relations D. Safe Schools 6, 7, 8, 9 (new)
  • VI.  School Board Governance and Operations M. School Board Elections (new)

Minutes from the Fall 2018 Delegate Assembly.

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Save the Date: Delegate Assemblies

September 27, 2019 – Osage Beach

The Delegate Assembly in June is held in conjunction with the MSBA Leadership Summit and the assembly in September is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference. You do not need to attend the conferences in order to participate in the Delegate Assembly, but please pre-register.

Governmental Relations
Beth Stocksick – Sr. Administrative Specialist, Advocacy

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