The Education Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 14) in Room 112 of the State Capitol Building.
The agenda will include review and discussion of non-fiscal same and similar provisions of the Omnibus Education Bill (HF 844), and testimony and discussion on Early Learning.
Please visit http://msbacapitolconnections.com/2015/05/12/omnibus-education-bill-what-msba-supports-and-opposes to see which provisions of this bill that MSBA supports and opposes.
There are only FOUR more days until the end of the 2015 legislative session. Please continue to contact the conferees and urge them to support a 3 percent increase on the basic education funding formula. Please tell the conferees WHY increasing the funding formula is important to your district. For example, WITHOUT adequate funding to the formula, school boards won’t be able to maintain education opportunities for students by dropping programs, increasing class sizes and cutting teachers.
Tell the conferees WHY the funding formula matters to your students. Let them know about the negative consequences that would ensure if schools are underfunded during this legislative session for the next biennium.
Please click on the links below to access the conferees’ contact information.
- Rep. Jenifer Loon | Contact information
- Rep. Sondra Erickson | Contact information
- Rep. Ron Kresha | Contact information
- Rep. Bob Dettmer | Contact information
- Rep. Roz Peterson | Contact information