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The U.S. Department of Education just issued an Interim Final Rule regarding its equitable services guidance for CARES Act funding to school districts. Access the U.S. Department of Education’s press release for details. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (Minnesota) sent a letter today to Secretary DeVos, urging…

The transition from Minnesota’s stay-at-home directive to the current stay safe environment may lead some school boards to alter their board meeting approach. It is important to keep in mind that the peacetime state of emergency and pandemic declaration remain in effect. MSBA offers guidance below with recognition that the…

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated its Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programs document. According to MDH: This guidance document outlines the practical application of prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in youth and student programming. This guidance is applicable to programs authorized…

On April 7, the Minnesota Department of Education issued Commissioner Guidance for the Transfer of Funds for Emergency Executive Order 20-19, Items 21-22 to assist school districts seeking to transfer funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner Guidance can be found on Page 6 of MDE’s Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation…

Minnesota public schools’ distance learning period begins today (Monday, March 30) and is scheduled to end on May 5. (May 1 and May 4 are staff planning days. Students are scheduled to return to schools on May 5.) School districts and charter schools were required to post their distance learning…

The Minnesota Department of Education has recently updated its Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance document on its COVID-19 webpage. MDE’s COVID-19 webpage also includes an updated School Closure Guidance for Minnesota Public School Districts and Charter Schools guide, a Distance Learning Plan Template, and much more. Visit the…

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-19, which authorizes and directs the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period for public schools from March 30, 2020, through May 4, 2020. (Distance learning for students is scheduled to conclude on April 30. May 1…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently updated its “School Closure Guidance for Public School Districts and Charter Schools” document. Click here to access the new School Closure Guidance document. This document is also available on MDE’s COVID-19 page, which includes other resources, including: Q-and-A on School Closure (Updated March…

The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to hear special education paperwork reduction bills put forward by MSBA and New Ulm Public Schools 10 a.m. today (Monday, February 25). The meeting will be held at the State Office Building (Room 5) located at 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.…

The MSBA Government Relations staff is scheduled to share our association’s Legislative Agenda with two state education committees this week. On Wednesday, MSBA will present at the House Education Policy Committee (2:30 p.m.) and the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee (3 p.m.). See the complete education committee schedule below…

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