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MSBA Legislative Reports

April 8, 2022 

April 1, 2022

March 28, 2022

March 18, 2022

March 11, 2022

March 3, 2022

February 25, 2022

February 14, 2022

February 4, 2022

January 31, 2022

January 21, 2022

January 14, 2022

January 7, 2022

 

MSBA keeps our members informed about legislative activities during each legislative session and throughout the year. 

During the Legislative session, the MSBA team attends House and Senate committee meetings and analyzes bills that impact K-12 education. MSBA staff also meets with state legislators, the congressional delegation in Washington, and other educational groups to cultivate relationships and influence legislation. 

Through the weekly email newsletter, the Legislative Report, the MSBA app - iMSBAand the annual Legislative Update and School Law Review Conference, MSBA provides members with updates and vital information on legislative education matters.  

 

 

 

 

 


MSBA Legislative Program

MSBA is the lobbying wing of Mississippi school boards at the State and Federal levels and assists school districts with their grassroots lobbying efforts at the local level. 

MISSION
To ensure that first and foremost the legislature adequately funds K-12 public education. Second, to ensure that the legislature enacts laws that support and do not hinder the efforts of public schools to provide a high quality education for every Mississippi child.

MSBA WILL
Work with legislators in an attempt to accomplish the above mission,  
Recommend to its membership that its legislative program center on  four primary issues as identified through a survey of its membership, and Implement a legislative network concentrating on linking local school board members with their legislators in an effort to share the needs of the local school district(s) and to increase awareness of how legislation could impact the district(s).   

2022 Legislative Priorties

 

As determined by the Membership at the 2021 MSBA Delegate Assembly

  1. Legislation to fully fund the public education funding formula.
  2. Legislation further increasing teacher pay.
  3. Legislation providing incentives to people majoring in education and/or people seeking an alternative route license.
  4. Legislation requiring each local school board to formally adopt a code of conduct for board members.

2022 Association Positions

 

SUPPORT

  1. Legislation increasing school board member compensation.
  2. Legislation providing teacher incentives to remain in education.
  3. Legislation changing the public education funding formula from average daily attendance to total enrollment.
  4. Legislation creating a structured, statewide approach to quality early childhood education.
  5. Legislation that would require all school board members to be elected.
  6. Legislation that would allow for board members to be eligible for state insurance.
  7. Reduce the amount of time spent testing.

 

OPPOSE

  1. Legislation basing school board member salary on student enrollment.
  2. Legislation restricting local control of school boards.
  3. Legislation allowing public funds to be diverted from public schools to nonpublic, home, or virtual schools by means of vouchers, tuition tax credits, or scholarships.
  4. Legislation allowing public charter schools in districts with successful accountability ratings of A, B, or C.

 

 


 

 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2002   Toll Free:888-367-6722