Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/26/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Reports and Communications from the Board Clerk/Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance
Type: Info
Subject: 2. Monthly Report, with Possible Action, on Legislative Activities Affecting MPS
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Attachments MPS Legislative Agenda DRAFT
File Attachment:
Legislative Agenda 2023-2024 DRAFT.pdf
Background: The 2023-2024 MPS Legislative Agenda, remains consistent with ambitious policy goals from years past and builds on the positive momentum to date.

Among other items, the agenda emphasizes the need to provide a level of per pupil support that at least matches the rate of inflation (Over $1,500 for the current four year period) and a reimbursement level for students with disabilities in public schools that puts them at the same level of support that is afforded to students in private schools, at least 90%. The state has the funding necessary to support both of these policies. In fact the flat tax proposal introduced in January, 2023, is five times more expensive than providing 90% support for students with disabilities.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan The district will continue to pursue appropriate support for students as part of the MPS Legislative Agenda.
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Chris Thiel - Legislative Policy Specialist
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer