Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools.
On Monday, Oct. 29, the Hopkins Public Schools’ Legislative Action Coalition, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee, is hosting a Legislative Candidates Education Forum. The Forum will be held at the Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Highway 7, Hopkins) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater.
Minnesota Senate candidates from districts 44, 45, 46, 48, and 49, and Minnesota House of Representative candidates from districts 44B, 45B, 46A, 46B, 48A, 49A, and 49B have been invited to attend. The evening will begin with a short welcome and introductions promptly at 7 p.m., followed by break-out sessions divided by legislative district during which constituents can meet and ask questions of their candidates.
Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet the person behind the lawn sign and learn about our candidates' approaches to the challenges facing public education that have a direct impact on our students. State government has an even more profound effect on our students' education than does the federal government, since the state provides many of the policy directives and most of the funding for our Minnesota schools.
Questions can be directed to Betsy Anderson, Hopkins School Board Director and Legislative Action Coalition Chair at 952-988-3561 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.