finance

The Minnesota House Research Department recently released its 2020 edition of “Minnesota School Finance: A Guide for Legislators.” This guidebook describes how Minnesota funds public elementary and secondary schools. Visit www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/mnschfin.pdf to access this document.

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met virtually Thursday, October 22, to review the ballot results submitted by the members for recommendations. Members had been asked to rank each of the 47 recommendations (based on a scale that included “strongly endorse,” “endorse,” endorse with modifications” or “not…

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is scheduled to meet virtually at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, September 10) to review the draft report of a reform package proposal. Today’s meeting will be livestreamed on the School Finance YouTube channel. Join the live stream once the meeting begins…

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is picking up the pace as it approaches finalizing their recommendations. The recommendations the group presented at its August 20 meeting include: Special Education: Reduce the special education funding cross-subsidy Simplify special education funding formulas Reform charter school tuition billing Increase…

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met August 13 to dig deeper into two key financial pressure points in education funding: property tax equalization and the basic formula. As the School Finance Working Group gets closer to finalizing their recommendations, they have focused on two changes that would create a…

The Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 15, 2020) to review and discuss the SC7474-2 document — a bill draft “relating to education finance and policy; providing for school closures and other amendments due to COVID-19; clarifying the calculation of…

The School Finance Working Group held its first meeting Saturday, September 21, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. After introductions and establishing expectations, the working group discussed its broader charge — to generate a proposal focused on preparing our public school students for college, career and life,…

The Education Finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee has scheduled its opening meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the State Office Building (Room 200). The Conference Committee will meet to walk through the side-by-side and tracking sheets of the omnibus bill. Visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/side_by_sides to view side-by-sides and http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=90006 for…

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