On Tuesday, October 16, the Hopkins Public Schools Legislative Action Coalition, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee, will host a Legislative Candidate Forum. The forum will be held at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fourteen Minnesota House of Representatives candidates from the seven legislative districts within the Hopkins Public Schools boundaries will present their views on education and issues that affect students and schools.
The forum will provide the public with an opportunity to ask the candidates questions and learn about their educational priorities.
The evening will begin with the superintendent’s welcome and introductions, followed by break-out sessions into legislative districts. Student volunteers will guide guests and attendees to their proper rooms, as well as help community members determine which voting district they live in. The Legislative Action Coalition will ask each candidate several education-related questions, and members of the public can submit questions.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the person behind the lawn sign and learn about each candidate’s approach to the challenges facing public education. State government has an even more profound effect on our students' education than the federal government, since the state provides many of the policy directives and most of the funding for our Minnesota schools.
Questions can be directed to Legislative Action Coalition Liaison Catherine Callahan at 612.597.2388 or LAC@hopkinsschools.org.