MSBA is a delegate-directed organization. Local board members- through their involvement in MSBA’s Board of Directors and committees- review and recommend resolutions to the Delegate Assembly. Based on these proposed resolutions, the Association’s legislative positions are determined by the Delegate Assembly at the Annual Conference each fall.
A second Delegate Assembly is held in June each year and deals with governance issues including statewide and regional elections, reviewing and amending the MSBA Platform, reviewing the Constitution and Regional By-Laws, and hearing standing committee reports.
Learn more about this process here.
Who is a delegate?
Each member district is entitled to at least one voting delegate. The board president of each member board shall serve as the delegate unless the local board selects a different delegate. Prior to the MSBA Delegate Assembly, member districts are encouraged to review and discuss the resolutions at their local board meetings.
Next Delegate Assembly: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach
Note: The Delegate Assembly is held in conjuction with the MSBA Leadership Summit. You do not have to attend the Leadership Summit in order to participate in the Delegate Assembly. There is no charge to participate in the Delegate Assembly, but please confirm your attendance through registration.
Delegate Handbook - posted 5.4.2016
When it is available, please download and print your copy of the Delegate Handbook for the Assembly. Limited copies will be available.
Each of MSBA’s 17 regions is represented by a Regional Executive Committee (REC) consisting of:
Each of MSBA's 17 regions is also represented by a Regional Action Committee (RAC) to support regional efforts and build a strong communication network among members in advocating for public education.
Who is eligible to be REC Chair?
To be eligible to serve as a Regional Executive Committee Chair a person must be a member of an Active Member Board. Endorsements from member boards are being accepted for even numbered Regions and will be voted on at the Spring Regional Meetings.
The Advocacy Committee advances the views of MSBA school board members in the public and governmental arenas on current issues in education. The Committee also helps member districts to compound the effect of their investment by coordinating Association efforts at influencing legislation at the local, state and federal levels.
The Advocacy Committee reaches out to school board members to understand their most pressing concerns and researches legislative strategies for addressing them. The Committee, working under the sanction of the Board of Directors, formulates recommendations for the MSBA Delegate Assembly to include in its political platform and promotes the enactment of laws and regulations designed to bolster the interests of member districts and public education.
The President-Elect chairs this committee, consisting of 17 Advocacy Committee representatives from each of MSBA's regions
The Leadership Development Committee will promote quality school board governance.
The committee will assess regional CBM Essential training needs of new board members and share with the committee; be knowledgeable about the CBM Essential curriculum in order to promote the importance and value of CBM training; review and advise the Advanced and Masters CBM certification requirements to ensure relevance and advancement; and administer the Outstanding Boards of Education Awards program.
The Immediate Past President chairs this committee which also includes 17 Leadership Development Committee representatives from each of MSBA's regions.
The School Resources Committee is the hub of information and ideas about available resources that benefit member districts, including MSBA programs and services. The Committee works with MSBA to spread this pooled intelligence to members throughout the state and to offer new tools to help member districts run more efficiently and economically.
The School Resources Committee acts as a liaison among school board members spreading their valuable knowledge and expertise to the entire membership. The Committee also develops members’ requests and inquiries into strategies for improving the delivery of current MSBA programs and services and for creating new resources for member districts. The School Resources Committee provides suggestions for increasing membership by examining recruitment, retention and participation strategies.
The Vice President chairs this committee, consisting of 17 School Resource Committee representatives from each of MSBA's regions