School Trust Lands

All four of the Minnesota Legislature’s education committees are scheduled to hold remote hearings this week. The House Education Finance Division will meet 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020, to discuss HF 4415 — a bill that would provide compensation for hourly employees required for school days canceled due to…

The Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled today to discuss SF 1743, which would modify the instruction days and hours calculation for student affected by snow days during the 2018-2019 school year. Access the current version of the bill’s language. The Minnesota Senate approved SF 1743 earlier this month on…

A glance at Week 9 of the Legislative Session: May 2-6 This week had some history-making, conferees were named, and we are steps closer to the end of the 89th Minnesota Legislature. There are 18 days until session ends. We will take you through this week’s results … The House had an informal…

From Senate Media Services and MSBA staff On a divided 39-24 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved a supplemental budget bill Thursday that allocates nearly $500 million to several state initiatives. Among the big items, $91 million is designated for programs to curb economic disparities among racial groups. Another $85 million is…

Week 7: April 18-22 A Glance at the Week House Omnibus Education Finance Bill The House Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill was grouped together with the House Omnibus Higher Education Finance Bill into a single bill (HF 2749). The combined bill is scheduled be heard on the House Floor 4…

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Gov. Mark Dayton are continuing to meet to negotiate a final agreement on E-12 education bill as well as two other bills that were vetoed. The governor has said that he will not call the special session until all of these agreements are worked out.…

Chair Rep. Denny McNamara unveiled the House Omnibus Environment Finance Bill (HF 846) Tuesday in the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. Rep. McNamara included $500,000 (school trust lands revenue) for the director of School Trust Lands to purchase and swap some of the School Trust Lands…

The United States Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the DNR Central Office (500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul). With this proposed exchange, the…

The application deadline is today (Friday, March 13) for the School Trust Lands Administrator position. This administrator will advise the governor, Legislature and Department of Natural Resources on the management of the School Trust Lands. This position was established in Minnesota Statute 127A.353. Selection will be based on outstanding professional qualifications and knowledge…

The Joint Legislative Conference is fast approaching on Thursday, March 5, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront hotel in St. Paul. Join MSBA, your school board colleagues and other local government leaders at this event to enhance your advocacy skills and learn about key education issues. Walk-in registrants are welcome!…

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