The 2024 Missouri General Assembly convened on January 3 and will adjourn on May 17. During that time, legislation that may have an impact on public education will be considered by the 163 members of the Missouri House and 34 members of the Missouri Senate. MSBA provides up to the moment information and resources on bills.
Getting Started: How a bill becomes a law in Missouri
Each state legislature is different and it may have been a while since the last civics class. Take a look at how a bill becomes a law in Missouri. It's not easy and it takes time. This cheat sheet shows the long path and where your advocacy may have the most impact.
Make Contact: Legislative Directories by School District
MSBA compiles directories with Missouri House and Senators' contact information by school district.
It's important to note that after redistricting (2020-2021), your school district's House and Senate boundaries may have changed. Some school districts may also have more than one House and Senate representative.
Contact your legislator!
As a fellow, locally elected official, you can connect your community to what's happening in Jefferson City by establishing a relationship with your representatives. Reach out by email or phone to introduce yourself as a locally elected parent, grandparent and taxpayer who volunteers to serve their community as a member of the board of education. Provide them with your contact information so that they may contact you on pending education legislation.
Find your school district by the MSBA Region in which it belongs.
If you aren't sure which MSBA Region your school district belongs, view a map here.