Grace Keliher

MSBA recently presented Sen. Julie Rosen (Vernon Center) and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (Sartell) with its “Outstanding Legislator of the Year” award for 2018. MSBA officials honored Sen. Rosen and Rep. O’Driscoll for their work during the 2018 legislative session on behalf of Minnesota’s public school students by getting the omnibus…

Each year, Minnesota public school boards help shape MSBA’s legislative agenda. This grass-roots process starts with our school boards — or individual school board members, like you — writing legislative resolutions (and adopting them through board action) before sending them to MSBA. Think of a resolution as something on your…

The House Education Finance Committee released its final omnibus education bill (HF4328) on Monday, April 16. The committee is scheduled to review the bill at 1 p.m. today at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Some highlights of the House omnibus education bill include proposals to: Expand the usage…

A recording of the May 23 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player (or link) below. (Note: The audio player may NOT work if you are using Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome or an alternative browser.) During this…

A recording of the May 9 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher, Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: the Conference Committee on HF 2749 (Omnibus Supplementary Finance Bill). upcoming MSBA…

A recording of the May 2 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher, Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: that MSBA members should continue to reach out to legislative leaders…

School board members will be pleased to hear that the Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381) Tuesday on a 37-26 vote. The bill provides the ability for school boards to fill a board vacancy by appointing an individual to sit on the board until the next general…

A recording of the April 18 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher, Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: the House and Senate spending targets, the upcoming legislative calendar, education…

A recording of the April 11 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: a bill that would increase the funding formula by 1 percent, the results…

The basement hearing room was full of testifiers, news media and cameras for Tuesday afternoon’s House Education Finance Committee meeting. The meeting started full speed with Chair Jenifer Loon’s bill (HF 3679) requiring that teachers receive a report or publication about students placed in their classrooms who have a history…

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