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MSAPAC Pledge Card
Making An Impact
The Missouri School Administrators Political Action Committee (MSAPAC)
was originally formed in 1991 and now includes the:
- MAESP (Missouri
Association of Elementary School Principals)
- MASA (Missouri
Association of School Administrators)
- MASSP (Missouri
Association of Secondary School Principals)
- MCCTA (Missouri
Council of Career and Technical Administrators)
MSAPAC was originally formed by MASA and MAESP, but in the years since several other administrative or managerial associations
members. As Missouri prepares for the 2012
primary and general elections, school leaders from throughout
have joined together to support
the purposes of MSAPAC, which are:
- To support
candidates for statewide and legislative offices who advance the
legislative goals of the member organizations.
- To promote
statewide legislative issues that will further the cause of elementary
and secondary education.
Continuing Legislative Concerns
For School Administrators
Together, over the past years, we have accomplished a great
deal through our lobbying and political action efforts. But our job is
not done. In the next few years, school administrators must unite to
face a number of legislative challenges including:
1. Protecting the public schools against utilization of public funds
for non-public education purposes such as tuition tax credits/vouchers..
2. Working to maintain local control of education policies and finances to ensure that districts have the ability to make decisions that best meet their individual needs, including decisions regarding when school will start and setting priorities for the expenditure of school district funds.
3. Working to maintain a residency requirement for student attendance and educating legislators regarding the need for the requirement.
4. Changing the perception of some legislators that school administration costs are too high and that school administrators are overpaid.
5. Working to avoid further erosion or diversion of our local property tax base.
6.Monitoring the implementation of the new foundation formula to ensure that full funding is provided and necessary revisions are made.
7. Working to maintain the fiscal stability of our “Public School
Retirement System” (PSRS) and to ensure that all present member
benefits are not eroded.
8. Working with our national associations and congressional delegation to obtain mandatory federal funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and to ensure needed improvements are enacted for the No Child Left Behind law.
One very good way to be successful in meeting these challenges
is to stay politically active through the maintenance
of a strong political
action committee. Please join the Missouri School Administrators
Political Action Committee (MSAPAC) today and urge each of your
school administrator colleagues to do
The November 2012 elections to the Missouri General Assembly will have significant implications for public education. All 163 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for election. In addition, 17 Senate seats will be up for election. These elections provide school administrators with the opportunity to ensure that those elected are strong supporters of public education.
Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals, Career and Technical Administrators, Teachers, School Board Members or anyone else who wishes to be a part of protecting and supporting Missouri Public Schools may join MSAPAC for $30 per year. This is a very reasonable price
to pay for the benefit that public school supporters will receive in
return for the efforts made by MSAPAC.
Or, send a $30 personal check
payable to MSAPAC to:
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109