MSBA Legislative Action Alert: Urge legislators to support technology funding


MSBA Legislative Action Alert

Technology Funding

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


This is the time for your voice to be heard. The Senate Education Omnibus bill contained $10 per student for the Generation Connect Aid program. The House included $7 million for Broadband Expansion Grants. Both are important and supported by MSBA and school board members. However, with a $900 million surplus, it is the perfect time to provide one-time technology funding for every student in the state. School districts’ needs are many and diverse — no two school districts look the same in terms of technology, access and implementation. We need to be preparing every student for career and college readiness.

Sample Email
(please send your email message to
MSBA’s Kimberley Dunn Lewis at

Dear State Leaders:

Thank you for including technology funding in the education omnibus bills this session. I am reaching out to you today to ask you to provide one-time funding for technology for every student in the state. There is not a dedicated funding source for technology — consequently funding currently falls on the property taxes.

In our school district, we have many needs in the area of technology. Here are just a few:

Please continue to invest in all Minnesota students. Thank you for your service and your anticipated attention to this issue.


(Your Name, Title, School District)

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