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The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards.

State commissioner says “everything will be on the table” to solve budget deficit

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter told members of the Big 4 group that the state budget is out of whack from the pandemic. He urged schools, counties, cities and township leaders to all pull together to get out … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group set to release recommendations on October 1

The School Finance Working Group is close to ending a year-long mission as it prepares to adopt a final report and recommendations by Thursday, October 1. On September 19, the Racial Equity and Student Support subgroup presented their recommendations – … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Lawmakers are Close to Government Funding Deal  With the House reconvening earlier this week, both chambers of Congress are now in session with just 12 days to go before current funding for the federal government expires on October 1. Lawmakers … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Governor Tim Walz today ordered all United States and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota immediately tonight until sunset on the day of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s funeral, to … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Minnesotans who have lost their lives to COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congress Grapples with Government Funding Deadline Lawmakers began returning to the Capitol this week after spending the past month in states and districts as part of the annual Congressional summer recess. As they return, legislators face a fast-approaching deadline at … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of September 11

In observance of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz has ordered that all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group meeting streaming live today at YouTube

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is scheduled to meet virtually at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, September 10) to review the draft report of a reform package proposal. Today’s meeting will be livestreamed on the School Finance … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  A Daunting September Lies Ahead for Congress  Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have been on their annual August recess for the past several weeks. When they return, they will face the daunting challenge of finding consensus on … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Delays Continue for COVID-19 Relief  Efforts to provide a new round of COVID-19 relief legislation have been stalled for the past several weeks. Lawmakers have largely left Washington, D.C. for their annual August recess and are not expected … Continue reading

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