Kevin Donovan

Sen. Katie Sieben brought forward a school-based, voluntary, four-year-old prekindergarten program bill designed to prepare students for kindergarten. Sen. Sieben presented the bill (SF 3095) during the Senate Finance Committee’s E-12 Budget Division meeting held Wednesday. MSBA and other education stakeholders have been working with the Senate since the last…

Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) officials and state legislators are commending Gov. Mark Dayton today for selecting Aaron Vande Linde as the state’s first School Trust Lands Director on Tuesday, September 8. Visit http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-171242 for official notification. Vande Linde will now serve as the trustee of approximately 2.5 million acres…

Minnesota Congressman John Kline — chairman of the U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee — hosted a round table discussion Friday, August 24, in Burnsville to hear questions and concerns from key education leaders regarding the U.S. Congress’ efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — aka…

MSBA, Parents United, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Education Minnesota and other prominent education organizations held a press conference Monday in St. Paul to urge state lawmakers to adequately fund public education. With a $1.9 billion state budget surplus in hand for the next biennium (fiscal years 2016 and…

MSBA President Kevin Donovan called on House and Senate members to increase their funding targets to education during a press conference Monday at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Click on the video below to watch President Donovan’s presentation. Donovan was joined at the press conference by Parents United,…

MSBA, Parents United and other education organizations are planning a press conference for Monday, May 4, to highlight the urgent need for the Legislature to fund our schools at a level where there is enough money on the per pupil formula to protect current programming — and still make investments…

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students. The MSBA Executive Committee is represented by President Kevin Donovan (Mahtomedi), Past President Walter Hautala (Mesabi…

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute. The MSBA Executive Committee is represented by…

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