COVID-19

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter told members of the Big 4 group that the state budget is out of whack from the pandemic. He urged schools, counties, cities and township leaders to all pull together to get out of the shortfall. Schowalter is looking at a $2.3 billion…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) updated its Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance on May 5, 2020. This updated guidance is available on the MDE COVID-19 Updates webpage, the MSBA homepage and the MSBA COVID-19 webpage. Here is what’s new from MDE in the May 5 update: Creating Equitable…

When care is provided to children of critical workers it is important to ensure that all Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are followed. The CDC has developed helpful guidance for child care programs that remain open. In this guidance, you will…

The MSBA School Board Meeting Guide has been updated on the MSBA COVID-19 webpage to include an additional recommendation concerning public access to meetings by conference call or other electronic means (including Zoom meetings). Also, MSBA staff members have also produced a School Board Chair Script for Virtual Meetings. The…

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