Basic Funding Formula

MSBA Legislative Action Alert! Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Action need from: School board members and superintendents Action: Ask legislative leaders to renegotiate their budgets to provide $45 million of the $900 million state budget surplus to the general education funding formula. When: Immediately Why: Current budget targets do NOT provide…

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with the 14 Days of Advocacy campaign. The two bills highlighted…

Ready … We hope the next five days of advocacy tips will give you direction on how to partner with MSBA and to be effective advocates as school board members. Our goal is to communicate the issues and make sure our voice is heard at the state Capitol. If we…

The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to conclude at the end of the day Monday, May 18 … which means there are only three-plus days (or 85 hours) remaining for legislative leaders to work out a deal on final budget targets for education before the deadline. (Click here for a…

The Education Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 14) in Room 112 of the State Capitol Building. The agenda will include review and discussion of non-fiscal same and similar provisions of the Omnibus Education Bill (HF 844), and testimony and discussion…

The House and Senate education committees have compiled their respective omnibus preK-12 policy and finance bills (HF 844/SF 811). To see the side-by-side bill comparison summary of HF 844/ SF 811 and SF 1495, please visit: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/f46d7b82-8aaa-4523-8ab8-1230dc38cfc4.pdf After the initial education conference committee hearings last week, in which no official…

The Education Finance Conference Committee held its third meeting on the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Thursday. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007 to view documents related to this bill. Chair Rep. Jenifer Loon asked for testimony on two topics that are important to the House — early learning scholarships and extended time revenue (which could change…

The Education Finance Conference Committee completed its side-by-side walkthrough of the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Wednesday. Sen. Chuck Wiger asked for testimony on three topics that are important to the Senate: long-term facilities maintenance revenue, alternative compensation expansion (Q Comp) and statewide testing. MSBA lobbyists took this opportunity…

The Education Omnibus Conference Committee is scheduled to resume meeting from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 6) at the State Capitol Building (Room 112). The committee will continue discussing the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844). Click here to review what the committee accomplished during Tuesday’s meeting. Click…

Source: Session Daily The House and Senate are roughly $208 million apart on proposed funding for E-12, with the major difference coming from the amount each body’s education plan would add to the per pupil formula. The conference committee on the omnibus education finance bill (HF844*/SF811) met for the first…

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