From Preston to Thief River Falls, from Virginia to Slayton, and location in between, MREA Executive Director Fred Nolan facilitated Platform Development Meetings with MREA Contract Lobbyist Sam Walseth. The conversations provided input on opportunities and challenges facing districts as MREA prepares the 2014 Legislative Platform.
Nearly all participants rated the meetings as valuable or very valuable, and were satisfied or very satisfied with where the MREA platform was heading.
Participants discussed five topical areas in policy and funding issues left over from the 2013 session and new issues for the 2014 session. School Funding and Teacher Quality issues were the top two topics of importance to participants. The perspectives of participants will be very important to the MREA Board as creates a draft platform to bring to a membership vote at the MREA Annual Conference.
Learn more on each of the five topical areas so you are up-to-speed on important issues affecting rural education.