It will present the platform to legislators and the public Jan. 15.
Saturday, January 5
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. The Hopkins Legislative Action Coalition (LAC) will present its 2013 Platform to the State Senators and Representatives who represent Hopkins Public Schools. The State Platform outlines the LAC’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The education-based discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305). Everyone is invited to attend this free community event.
Why does the school district support these legislative proposals?
On Thursday, Hopkins School Board directors adopted state and federal legislative platforms presented by the Legislative Action Coalition. The proposals can seem at first glance to be just a lengthy list of wants and needs. But the reality is each one’s a carefully considered plank that sits in the context of larger discussions. Here’s a look at the stories behind the proposals. *** “1. Meet its constitutional obligation to fully fund E-12 education.” The state has a constitutional obligation to fund education—specifically to "make such provisions by taxation or otherwise as will secure a thorough and efficient system of public schools throughout the state." Last year, the district’s platform even quoted the state constitution to remind …