Basic Funding Formula

The 2015 legislative session is down to its final four weeks. Current budget targets from both the House and the Senate would underfund public K-12 education for the next biennium. We need school board members to contact their legislators and ask for a 3 percent increase on the basic education…

Please click here to view a comparison of the House and Senate omnibus education finance bills that were unveiled this week. The most important aspect of these bills remains the less-than-adequate proposed additions to the general education funding formula. The Senate bill adds a 1 percent increase to the funding…

Please contact your local legislators in the House and Senate — and urge them to raise their funding targets for public education. Ask them to add a 3 percent increase on the general education funding formula — for BOTH years of the upcoming biennium. Tell them your school district’s story.…

The Senate Education Committee and the House Education Finance Committee both heard public testimony Wednesday regarding their respective omnibus education finance bills. During both hearings, public school officials and advocates were unanimous on one issue: the general education funding formula increases offered by both chambers for the next biennium was…

In response to the current developments at the Legislature, MSBA and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) have teamed up to put together a statewide advocacy campaign.  With five weeks left in the legislative session, it is imperative that your voice be heard.  It is time for school board members,…

MSBA’s highest legislative priority in 2015 is a $300 per year per pupil increase on the basic education funding formula. Sen. John Hoffman introduced an MSBA-sponsored bill (SF163) that reflects this priority. This bill is really important because it is the basic funding formula revenue that provides the majority of the educational services to…

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