2015 Legislative Session

Week 6 April 11-15 A Glance at the Week The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill was released on Wednesday with an increase in education target. Amendments were heard on Thursday. Minnesota Department of Education held the second of several Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Sessions.  Learn more about the…

MSBA honored two legislators this week for their outstanding contributions to public education in the 2015 legislative session. Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) and Representative Mark Uglem (R- Champlin) were both presented with MSBA’s “Legislator of the Year” award. Hoffman and Uglem were both recognized for their work at the Capitol…

The Minnesota House Education Policy Innovation Committee is meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, in Room 200 of the State Office Building in St. Paul. The committee will  discuss a number of topics: Civics test MMR update World’s Best Workforce update Comments on authorization of ESEA. Visit http://www.house.mn/htv/schedule.asp to access…

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, to discuss the achievement gap in Minnesota. Also, the committee (chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger) will hear the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2015 Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) report and discuss civics tests. The meeting will be held in Room…

The Minnesota House Education Finance Committee is conducting a hearing Monday, November 9, in Albert Lea to discusses a number of education issues. On the agenda: World’s Best Workforce Alternative Teacher Pay/Q Comp Program Concurrent Enrollment The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Brookside Education Center (Room…

The 2015 legislative session is over — but our advocacy efforts are not. One of the most important steps to effective advocacy is to follow up with a sincere “thank you” to your legislators. Please take the time to thank your elected officials for responding to your concerns — especially…

The Minnesota Department of Education has released a new document — “General Fund State Aid and Levy Revenues, 2016 to 2017: 2015 End of Session.” The spreadsheet will show you how the new state funding impacts your school district — specifically for the major categories of revenue — for 2016…

A “Special Session Agreement” for the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill was unveiled today during a joint hearing between the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. This Special Session Agreement proposes an additional $125 million in new revenue for school districts across the state. Gov. Mark…

The House and the Senate set a joint hearing of House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees for 3 p.m. Friday, June 5, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.  The joint committee will conduct an informational walk through of and take committee member questions on the following…

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Gov. Mark Dayton are continuing to meet to negotiate a final agreement on E-12 education bill as well as two other bills that were vetoed. The governor has said that he will not call the special session until all of these agreements are worked out.…

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