funding formula

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met July 30 to discuss two key financial pressure points in education funding: property tax equalization and the basic formula. The basic education formula is the primary funding source for school districts ($6,567 per pupil). One major concern, according to Tom…

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,…

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature to continue its work as the 2017 session nears its…

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz The House repassed the conferred omnibus education finance bill Tuesday in a 72-59 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), the bill now moves to the Senate with Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) as the sponsor. The nearly $18.58 billion proposal would increase…

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…

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of Gov. Dayton’s budget proposals. “We are pleased that Gov. Dayton…

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…

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…

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…

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