MSBA urges education committee chairs to prioritize teacher shortage solutions, stop adding new mandates

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Rep. Jenifer Loon and Sen. Chuck Wiger

The MSBA Government Relations staff reiterated the priorities of Minnesota school board members in a letter sent last week to two legislative education committee chairs.

In a letter to Rep. Jenifer Loon (chair of the House Education Finance Committee) and Sen. Chuck Wiger (chair of the Senate Education Committee), MSBA staff urged them to “continue to make attracting and retaining teachers, especially in shortage areas, a priority.”

The MSBA Government Relations team also asked Rep. Loon and Sen. Wiger to “refrain from adding new mandates or requirements for school districts, especially those without funding attached” and to consider “at least a $45 million increase to the spending target to allow for a formula increase.”

Click here to view the complete letter from MSBA to Rep. Loon and Sen. Wiger.

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