The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to conclude at the end of the day Monday, May 18 … which means there are only three-plus days (or 85 hours) remaining for legislative leaders to work out a deal on final budget targets for education before the deadline.
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 regarding the Omnibus Education Bill (HF 844).
Please continue to contact the Education Conference Committee 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