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The School Finance Working Group is close to ending a year-long mission as it prepares to adopt a final report and recommendations by Thursday, October 1. On September 19, the Racial Equity and Student Support subgroup presented their recommendations – which focus on closing achievement gaps, increasing the number of…

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 House Education Finance Division is scheduled to hold a remote hearing at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, that will focus on Executive Order 20-82, the Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 Guidance, and federal funds for K-12 public schools that relate to COVID-19. Presentations will be given on these topics…

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…

Highlights from the School Finance Working Group meeting held Thursday, July 16, included a message from Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, a look at funding streams that vary across school districts, an update on draft options for recommendations compiled by the group’s subcommittees, and a roadmap as…

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,…

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,…

The House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is holding its 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, meeting at Windom Area High School, located at 1400 17th Street in Windom. The committee is scheduled to discuss public education funding and the needs of rural school districts. Attendees should park…

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,…

President Donald Trump recently signed the fiscal year 2019 consolidated appropriations bill into law, thereby providing funding for all government operations through the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2019). While funding for the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Defense was completed last September,…

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