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Source: National School Boards Association As the U.S. Senate moves forward to consider its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling on public school board members to take action to oppose efforts that would affect resources for our nation’s public school…

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is continuing its mark-up of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This legislation is the first draft of a bill for tax reform and is expected to be considered by the committee throughout this week.…

Source: National School Boards Association Critical decisions regarding federal funding, including funding for public education, will be made this week. With the current funding for federal agencies set to expire on Friday, December 9, Congress must act quickly to pass legislation to ensure continuity in funding and operations of the…

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381/HF 2688) is still awaiting action on the House Floor. Without action, this bill will go nowhere and school boards will still have to comply with having special election to fill a board vacancy. Without passage of the Elections Bill, school districts across the state…

MSBA Legislative Action Alert No new mandates! May 13, 2016 See the proposed list of new mandates and reporting requirements. Visit http://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts to find out who represents you in St. Paul and contact them today!

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Share Your Top Five Concerns With Lawmakers Thursday, May 12, 2016 THIS IS THE TIME WHEN YOUR VOICE/ADVOCACY IS NEEDED! Supplemental budgets bills have been passed and are now with a conference committee to combine the language into one bill. Sample Email (Please send your email…

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Technology Funding Wednesday, May 11, 2016 This is the time for your voice to be heard. The Senate Education Omnibus bill contained $10 per student for the Generation Connect Aid program. The House included $7 million for Broadband Expansion Grants. Both are important and supported by…

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Money on the Funding Formula & Teacher Shortage Tuesday, May 10, 2016   Click here to access a video of MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind providing an overview of the Action Alert. THIS IS THE TIME YOUR VOICE/ADVOCACY IS NEEDED! Supplemental budgets bills have been passed…

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…

Dear MSBA Members: Our state is sitting on a projected $1.9 billion budget surplus over the next biennium, which makes this the perfect time to advocate for MSBA’s No. 1 legislative priority — adequate funding for public education! Stand up for public education! Please urge Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative…

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