Jim Kreider, MRTA Executive Director, has send out a new 'Call To Action' to all MRTA members regarding the following Missouri Legislative issues:
#1 - Please write your State Senator and ask that HB 478 (Fitzwater/Wallingford) be taken up and passed. HB 478 reinstates 2.55 after 31 years. This saves the PSRS/PEERS system money and is a tool to us in attracting and keeping the best quality educators in the classroom.
#2 - Please write your State Representative and ask for a YES vote on HCS SCS SB 172. The House Select Committee on Education adopted an HCS version of SCS/SB 172 (Romine) on April 23. The HCS includes provisions from several other bills that have been approved by the committee. The original SB 172 language establishes a career and technical education high schoolcertificate. MRTA strongly supports both the original bill and the expanded HCS version which includes several other bills by MRTA.
#3 - Please write your State Senator and ask them to vote NO on HJR 34. A NO vote is a pro-public education vote. HJR 34 (Haahr - Springfield) will limit spending for public education.
Please click HERE to read more about these issues and the latest MRTA E-Newsletter.