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  

Use the link below to look up all legislators for a specific street address:
Search all legislators for a street address (Missouri Senate -

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 2024 Legislative Session begins.
January 3, 2024 (First Wednesday in January) – Legislative Session begins for 2024.
January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) – Legislature not in session. 
March 1, 2024 – Deadline for filing 2024 Legislative Session bills.
March 18-22, 2024 – Spring Break week.
April 1, 2024 (Easter Break) – Legislature not in session. 
May 10, 2024 (Second Friday in May) – State budget must be approved by 6 p.m. CDT, as state law requires to be completed by that date and time. 
May 17, 2024 (Third Friday in May) – Legislative Session ends at 6 p.m. CDT. 
September 11, 2024 (Second Wednesday in September) – First day of the 2024 Veto Session, if needed.

Definition of Legislative Terms
For an explanation of the terms used in both the House and Senate for bills, these two links will provide a glossary of terms used in the bill passage process:

MO House Of Representative Terms   
MO Senate Glossary of Legislative Terms   

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].