Legislative Forum

March 7, 2022  |  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City

Legislative Forum: “Edvocating” for Children

This year’s legislative session has been like no other! Join fellow school board members to learn and advocate for important issues that matter to your school districts and the students you serve. 

Monday, March 7

9:00 am Welcome and Presentation of Colors
Nancy Masterson, MSBA President
Camdenton High School Army JROTC
Camdenton Student School Board Representatives
9:05 am Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Update
Commissioner of Education, Margie Vandeven,
9:30 – 11:00 am Breakout Sessions (Pick 2)

A. HOT Legislative Issues Impacting Public Schools

  • Mike Reid, MSBA Chief Lobbyist
  • Brandt Shields, MSBA Director of Governmental Relations
  • Shawn Rhoads, MSBA Lobbyist
  • Mike Grote, MSBA Lobbyist

B. Why All Schools Should Care About Charter School Expansion

  • Georgia Jarman, Holden R-III, School Board Member
  • Kristee Lorenz, William Woods University, Professor

C. Advocating for YOUR School District

  • Brent Ghan, Moderator
  • Andy Bonderer, Fulton 58, School Board Member
  • Kisha Lee, Ladue, School Board Member
  • Larry Felton, Mehlville, School Board Member
  • Jamie Robinson, Perry Co. 32, School Board Member

D. Politicizing School Board Elections and School Board Service

  • Susan Goldammer, MSBA Associate Executive Director
  • Jade Govero, Director of Strategic Communications
11:00 am Women in the Senate Panel

  • Senator Lauren Arthur
  • Senator Karla Eslinger
  • Senator Elaine Gannon
  • Senator Cindy O’Laughlin
  • Senator Jill Schupp
11:45 am Lunch and Recognition of the Carter D. Ward Excellence in Advocacy Award
12:30 pm Get on the Bus and Go to the Capitol!
Transportation Sponsored by Midwest Computech
1:00 pm Public School Celebration in the Capital at the Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor
1:00 – 3:00 pm Public School Student Showcase at the Capitol Rotunda, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by MOSIP
2:00 – 4:00 pm Meet with Your Legislators!
2:30 pm      Capitol 101
Southeast Alcove on the 2nd Floor
Senator Lincoln Hough
4:00 pm House and Senate Convene – Have Your Representative or Senator Recognize Your Board on the Floor!

Tuesday, March 8

8:30 am Staying Overnight?
Join us for the State Board of Education meeting
State Board of Education Meeting Room
205 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Schedule Updated March 1  |  Schedule is Subject to Change


Kelly Francis – Chief Marketing Officer
573-445-9920, ext. 319

Masks Are Recommended

Cost: $75 Live (including lunch and materials) Masks Required 


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