Better Schools for Missouri was formed in 1991 by the Missouri Council of School Administrators as a way for supporters of public education to help elect candidates in Missouri that share the value of quality public education. While Better Schools for Missouri, represents everyone that supports public education, we have five organizations that are sustaining, cornerstone members of the committee: the Missouri Association of School Administrators, the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the Missouri Council of Career and Technical School Administrators, and the Missouri Association of School Business Officials.
The November 2016 elections to the Missouri General Assembly will have significant implications for Missouri schools. All 163 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for election. In addition, 17 Senate seats will be up for election. These elections provide supporters of public education with the opportunity to ensure that those elected are strong supporters of Missouri schools.
If we are going to create better schools for Missouri, we need to support the candidates that support our students. Better Schools for Missouri is an opportunity for school administrators, teachers, parents, business owners, and citizens to make their voices heard when it comes election time.