LAC members visiting a legislator

The Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) works to enhance community understanding of legislative proposals that impact District 196 and promotes citizen involvement in the legislative process.

The LAC meets at least four times each year and all meetings are open to the public. The LAC provides the School Board and administration with input on legislative priorities and the possible effects and cost impact of proposed legislation, and reviews the long-range effects of legislation on the district.

The LAC consists of seven at-large citizen members with experience in government affairs lobbying and/or the legislative process and one representative each from the following eight District 196 advisory councils and committees: Budget, Curriculum and Instruction, Community Education, Early Childhood Family Services, Integration and Educational Equity, Native American Parent Advisory Committee, River Valley Project Explore and Special Education. The district communications director and members of the School Board Legislative Committee are ex-officio members of the LAC.

Terms on the LAC begin July 1 and end June 30. Citizen members are appointed by the School Board and serve two-year terms. Members representing the eight advisory councils are appointed by their advisory councils and serve one-year terms. Open citizen positions on the LAC are publicized in May each year and there is an application process for selection. The LAC is a nonpartisan committee and members are expected to maintain neutrality regarding party politics.

2018 Legislative Priorities

  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: District Office, 3455 153rd Street W., Rosemount, MN 55068
  • 2018-19 Dates:
    • September 12, 2018 (minutes)
    • November 7, 2018
    • January 16, 2019
    • March 20, 2019
    • May 29, 2019



Tony Taschner, communications director at 651-423-7775