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MSBA Legislative Reports

February 3, 2023

January 27, 2023

January 20, 2023

January 13, 2023

January 6, 2023

 

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 advoocacy wing of Mississippi school boards at the State and Federal levels and assists school districts with their grassroots 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).   

2023 Legislative Priorties 

As determined by the Membership at the 2022 MSBA Delegate Assembly

  1. Legislation to fully fund the public education funding formula.
  2. Legislation providing incentives to teachers to stay in education.
  3. Legislation providing incentives to people majoring in education and/or people seeking an alternative route license.
  4. Legislation creating a structured, statewide approach to quality early childhood education.


2023 Association Positions

SUPPORT

  1. Legislation changing the public education funding formula from average daily attendance to total enrollment.
  2. Legislation requiring each local school board to formally adopt a code of conduct for board members.
  3. Legislation addressing school board member misconduct.
  4. Legislation increasing school board member compensation.
  5. Reduce the amount of time spent testing.

OPPOSE

  1. 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.
  2. Legislation allowing public charter schools in districts with successful accountability ratings of A, B, or C.
  3. Legislation restricting local control of school boards.

 

 


 

 

 

Sunday, February 05, 2023 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