Advocacy Committee

The mission of the Mehlville School District Board Advocacy Committee is to develop an annual Mehlville School District Advocacy Priorities document and maintain it on a yearly basis. The committee will also remain diligent and communicate its findings concerning legislation that could influence our stakeholders. See the committee charter.

If you would like to join in the advocacy effort to monitor bills moving through our legislature that could affect our schools, our students and our community, please contact the Advocacy Committee via email at [email protected].

Missouri Legislators for Mehlville School District  
MO House District 92 - Michael Burton  
MO House District 93 - Bridget Walsh Moore  
MO House District 94 - Jim Murphy  
MO House District 95 - Michael O'Donnell  
MO Senate District 1 - Doug Beck  
MO Senate District 24 - Tracy McCreery  

The Legislative Process
There are some key steps in the legislative process where advocacy seems to work best. That’s during initial bill review, committee hearings and floor debate. A flow chart of the legislative process is outlined below.

Legislative Process

The Legislative Calendar
December 1, 2023 – Bills can start being pre-filed before the legislative session starts
January 3, 2024 (First Wednesday in January) – Legislative session begins
March 1, 2024 – Deadline for filing bills
May 3, 2024 (First Friday in May) – State budget must be approved by 6 p.m. CDT (Note: State law requires the budget to be completed by this date and time.)
May 10, 2024 (Second Friday in May) – Legislative session ends at 6 p.m. CDT
March 18-22, 2024 – Spring Break for legislators; an opportunity for meetings in your district
September 11, 2024 (Second Wednesday in September), veto session scheduled, if needed


Bills
See the bills that the Advocacy Committee is currently following. This document also indicates where the bill is in the legislative process.

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].