Basic Funding Formula

MSBA, Parents United, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Education Minnesota and other prominent education organizations held a press conference Monday in St. Paul to urge state lawmakers to adequately fund public education. With a $1.9 billion state budget surplus in hand for the next biennium (fiscal years 2016 and…

The Education Omnibus Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 5) at the State Capitol Building (Room 112). The committee will begin discussions of the Omnibus Education Bill (HF 844). Please contact the conferees listed below and urge them to add a…

MSBA President Kevin Donovan called on House and Senate members to increase their funding targets to education during a press conference Monday at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Click on the video below to watch President Donovan’s presentation. Donovan was joined at the press conference by Parents United,…

MSBA, Parents United and other education organizations are planning a press conference for Monday, May 4, to highlight the urgent need for the Legislature to fund our schools at a level where there is enough money on the per pupil formula to protect current programming — and still make investments…

Source: Northfield News “The future of Northfield is now” With a $1.9 billion state budget surplus, there was great optimism statewide that our legislators would finally have the resources to invest in the future growth and prosperity of Minnesota by adequately funding K12 public education this session. Despite this sizable…

Please see the letter to the editor below from Spring Lake Park School Board Member Marilynn Forsberg. This letter ran in the April 28 edition of the Star Tribune. Use this letter as a guide as you contact legislators and your local media. Increase needs to be at least 3…

MSBA members, with three weeks left in the 2015 legislative session, there is still time to make a difference! Please continue to contact legislators and ask them to support a 3 percent increase on the basic education funding formula for BOTH years of the upcoming biennium (fiscal years 2016 and…

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) — representing the state’s 332 public school districts — is urging the state Legislature to adequately fund public education during the 2015 legislative session. Adequate funding is MSBA’s No. 1 priority for this legislative session. The Minnesota House of Representatives is proposing only an…

Members, please continue to contact state legislators and urge them to support a 3 percent increase on the education funding formula for BOTH years of the next biennium (fiscal years 2016 and 2017). Current House and Senate budget targets for public education funding are inadequate and would lead to budget…

Allison Fetrow and Dean Eyler, citizen co-chairs of the Wayzata Public Schools’ Legislative Action Committee, wrote a great guest column published Tuesday in the Sun Sailor newspaper, “It is time to get serious about funding education.” Fetrow and Eyler call for a 3 percent increase on the per-pupil funding formula.…

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