We are encouraged by Governor Walz' Supplemental Budget priorities for education which align with those of Hopkins Public Schools, especially around early education, universal school meals, and broadening the teaching workforce.
Legislative Action Coalition
Community-driven advocacy dedicated to lobbying for educational policies and funding
The Hopkins Public Schools Legislative Action Coalition assists the Hopkins School Board in advocacy for education-related legislation. The LAC Steering Committee coordinates these advocacy efforts throughout the Hopkins School District by developing, proposing, and advocating for legislative positions designed to advance the cause of good schools in Hopkins and Minnesota. The Legislative Action Coalition and the LAC Steering Committee exist by Hopkins School Board policy and their activities are subject to Hopkins School Board approval.
The LAC looks back at what we learned in 2021 and looks ahead to 2022.
As we kick off a new school year, we invite you to join forces with the Hopkins Legislative Action Coalition (LAC).
Many community members are wondering why the COVID-19 federal relief money is not enough for schools. We encourage you to take a look at our legislative priorities below and take action by contacting your legislators and legislative leaders.
Over the next several days, House and Senate Leadership will be working to establish funding targets, including how much funding will be dedicated to schools for the next two years. It is critically important that they hear from guardians, community members, school leaders about the importance of investing in our local schools.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Minnesota's school districts have been taking care of their communities by providing critical services.