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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Advocacy Day 2017 at the Capitol

Members of the Hopkins Legislative Action Coalition were joined by advocacy groups from Robbinsdale, Wayzata and Orono for a day of education advocacy at the Capitol.  We heard from Rep. Jennifer Loon, chair of the House Education Finance Committee and we met with 11 of our Hopkins representatives.  We prioritized an increase on the general funding formula of at least 2%, in line with the Governor's budget proposal, as well as a 25% increase in special education funding. 

Elected Legislators 2017-2018

These are the 12 elected Senators and Representatives serving the Hopkins Public Schools through 2018.  You can research individual Legislators, see their committee assignments and contact information.

2017 Legislative Platform

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

LAC Calendar

The LAC Steering Committee meets every Friday until Winter Break, then alternate Fridays during the session.  Upcoming meetings are February 17 and March 3, 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.

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.