Legislative Information

The Small School District Council Consortium

The SSDCC annually establishes Legislative Priorities to pursue on behalf of the membership.

Guiding Principles

  • Support Funding in High Priority Need Areas.
  • Support Local Control without regulatory or statutory pre-emptions to govern on issues of local impact including, but not limited to, environmental and fiscal matters.
  • Support efforts to promote Quality of Life issues in rural areas, including access to quality health care, expanded internet access, protecting water quality and protecting the character and quality of rural communities and environments.
  • Ensure Effectiveness of Economic Development Efforts; Stimulate Employment Growth; and Target Actions to Protect Against Job Losses or Economic Instability.
  • Oppose Proposals that Shift Cost from State to Local level, Increase Local Costs, and/or are “One Size Fits All” approaches.
  • Identify and Eliminate, Waive, Delay, or Mitigate Requirements, Regulations, Mandated Criteria, Reports, Studies, or other requirements that are non-critical and result in increased local spending.
  • Provide for “Meaningful Local Involvement” in State or Regional activities and local decisions.