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.
Regional Executive Committees
Each of MSBA’s 17 regions is represented by a Regional Executive Committee (REC) consisting of:
- Regional Executive Committee Chair
- Regional Board of Directors representative
- Advocacy Committee member
- Leadership Development Committee member
- Member Resources Committee member
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.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact the Membership department at 800-221-6722.
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.
Leadership Development Committee
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.
Member Resources Committee
The Member 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 Member 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 Member Resources Committee provides suggestions for increasing membership by examining recruitment, retention and participation strategies.
The Vice President chairs this committee, consisting of 17 Member Resource Committee representatives from each of MSBA’s regions.
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