education funding

Tour stops include Fairmont, Deer River, Grand Rapids, Marshall, Montevideo, New Ulm, Owatonna and Willmar Source: Minnesota Department of Education During the legislative break, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will host a statewide listening tour to promote Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed education budget. Commissioner Ricker will tour schools and visit with educators, students,…

Education spending was prioritized in Gov. Tim Walz’s Budget for One Minnesota unveiled today. In total, Gov. Walz’s state budget proposal represents an investment of $733 million in additional pre-K through grade 12 education funding over the next two years, and $158 million in funding to support Minnesota’s higher education system,…

Visit https://youtu.be/MNc0kYXt6Ig to watch NSBA’s funding video. Source: National School Boards Association Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing an appropriations bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. Congress has only one more day…

The Senate E-12 Finance Committee examined a bill Monday that would provide an increase to the education funding formula. Committee chair Sen. Carla Nelson’s SF 1556 would increase the basic per-pupil formula allowance by 2 percent in each of the next two years. This would equate to $6,188 per pupil…

In a video released May 10, MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind called on school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students on two important issues: the general education funding formula and the Teacher Shortage Act. Visit https://youtu.be/yqouhPmCEBc or click on the image below to view this video. See yesterday’s MSBA Legislative…

From Senate Media Services and MSBA staff On a divided 39-24 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved a supplemental budget bill Thursday that allocates nearly $500 million to several state initiatives. Among the big items, $91 million is designated for programs to curb economic disparities among racial groups. Another $85 million is…

As we reported yesterday, the Minnesota Senate announced their supplemental budget targets, providing $48.2 million for the education committee to spend. Within minutes of the press conference announcing the targets, the Senate Education Finance Committee walked through their omnibus education bill and their target had grown to $110.5 million. The…

The first deadline of this 2016 legislative session was last Friday. All policy bills needed to have a hearing in their house of origin in order to be considered for advancement. With the policy bills completed, we now move toward the finance bill deadline — and the attention has definitely…

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 has ended, and MSBA staff has been dissecting the new laws passed during session and the special session. Our Government Relations team has come up with the MSBA Top 10 list of items we think will have the biggest impact on schools. Starting today — and…

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