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The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the second week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about…

The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the first week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about…

Guidance on Rescheduling a Meeting Due to Weather Posted: January 3, 2023 Because of the inclement weather this week and school closings, school boards are faced with canceling Organizational and/or Business meetings.  The following are options that boards may use to reschedule the meeting. If a school board meeting is…

The MSBA Third Thursday Webinar Series resumes 1 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023, with “Legal Topic — Free Speech.” This webinar will be presented by representatives from the the Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney law firm. More information will be available in early February 2023.
“The Organizational Meeting” (Recorded December 15, 2022) Minnesota school boards must hold an organizational meeting “on the first Monday of January of each year, or as soon thereafter as practicable.” The organizational meeting must conduct the board officer election and may include a range of other topics, including meeting schedules,…

By the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands The Minnesota Department of Education will distribute $38 million in spendable income from the Permanent School Fund (PSF) during the 2022-2023 school year to the state’s public school districts, academies and charter schools. Article XI, Section 8, of the Minnesota Constitution states…

We know you’re facing many challenges on your school board in today’s hyperpolarized environment, with many controversial topics related to public education. While there is no single road map that will work for all schools in Minnesota, we have developed some tools, tips, and suggestions to help keep your district…

A recording of MSBA’s “Building a Strong Board Foundation: Mentoring” Webinar (recorded October 20, 2022) is now available for members. To access this webinar, members must first log in to the MSBA website and then visit https://mnmsba.org/webinars to access this recording and other past webinars.

“The Work After the Election” (Recorded November 17, 2022) MSBA is offering this free webinar for administrative assistants, superintendents, and anyone who deals with elections. MSBA staff members Greg Abbott, Maria Shinabarger, and Jackie Fahey will review what districts need to do for canvassing, what to do if you get…

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