Legislative Action Coalition

The purpose of Hopkins Public Schools' Legislative Action Coalition is to assist 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.

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2017 Legislative Platform

2017 Platform unanimously approved by the School Board on December 20, 2016

2016 Platform (pdf, 3 MB)

On December 17, 2015, the School Board approved the 2016 Legislative Platform. Read the official platform and the accompanying research papers here.

LAC Calendar

The LAC Steering Committee meets every Friday until Winter Break, then alternate Fridays during the session.  Upcoming meetings are February 3 and 17, 11:30 am -12:30 pm in Room 213 Eisenhower Education Center in Hopkins.  All are welcome!

Get Email Alerts from the Coalition

Join our mailing list to receive email alerts from the Legislative Action Coalition.

Resources

A variety of resources are available to residents who want to learn more about legislative advocacy, important education-related legislation, and the status of specific pieces of legislation.

Elected Legislators for 2017

Elected state and federal officials who serve the Hopkins School District include state legislators, the Governor of Minnesota, and federal senators and representatives.  Elections held on November 8, 2016 brought 4 brand new legislators to the Hopkins Public Schools District, including Senators-elect Steve Cwodzinski (DFL) and Paul Anderson (R), plus Representatives-elect Laurie Pryor (DFL) and Dario Anselmo (R).

Participate in LAC Activities

The LAC engages in a wide variety of advocacy activities.  Parents and concerned community members can participate as their interest and schedules allow.  Click Here to learn more about what the LAC does.