Thank You to All the MSBA Delegates!
An MSBA Delegate is a school board member that has been appointed by his or her school board to serve as a liaison with MSBA. Every MSBA member district is entitled to at least one Delegate. If a school district does not specifically designate a Delegate, MSBA will assume that the Board President is the Delegate for the district.
This document includes the Rules of Order for the meeting, as well as the proposed changes to the MSBA Advocacy Positions that will be voted on during the meeting.
A Delegate has the following responsibilities:
- Serve as the Liaison between MSBA and the local board of education.
- Report monthly to the local board on important issues identified by MSBA, including state and national issues and opportunities and concerns
related to public schools.
- Actively participate in the development and promotion of MSBA Advocacy Positions.
- Attend and participate in the MSBA Delegate Assemblies.
MSBA encourages districts to also appoint one or more Alternate Delegates to serve in the absence of the Delegate. Most districts designate a Delegate and Alternate Delegate at the school board’s reorganization meeting in the spring.
MSBA has scheduled Delegate Assemblies for the following dates:
- September 27, 2019
At the fall Annual Conference, the Delegate Assembly shall adopt a comprehensive position document to guide MSBA’s legislative/advocacy efforts. The comprehensive position document will be distributed by the Board of Directors to the Delegate Assembly 30 days prior to the Annual Conference.
- June, 2020 – Date and Location TBD
At the annual Leadership Summit, the Delegate Assembly shall select Association leaders for the upcoming year, consider any amendments to the Bylaws, advise the Board of Directors on the control and management of the Association and receive reports on the state of the Association.
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.
Delegate Input Question
Thank you for participating in this Delegate Input Question. The answers to these questions will help inform MSBA staff of the opinions of the school boards we serve. Please consult with your Board at the next school board meeting (remember to put it on the agenda!) and provide input on the following questions.
September/October Delegate Question: Should there be a waiting period before district employees run for a board seat?
MSBA asks all member districts to include a brief discussion [...]