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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.

Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Thursday, December 7, 2017, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota, in honor of the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and … Continue reading

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2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grants awarded

Source: Office of Broadband Development Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the 2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grant recipients on November 21, bringing an early Thanksgiving to 39 broadband infrastructure projects that will … Continue reading

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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands announces new website

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands The Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at  This is the first-ever website devoted to the state’s 3.5 million acres of school … Continue reading

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NSBA Action Alert: Talk to your U.S. senator about tax-reform legislation

Source: National School Boards Association As the U.S. Senate moves forward to consider its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling on public school board members to take action to oppose … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education Releases Revenue Disparity Report

Early today, Commissioner Cassellius released the general revenue disparity report, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.51, which provides that: By December 1 of each year the commissioner must estimate the statewide average adjusted general revenue per adjusted pupil unit and … Continue reading

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MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis

BONDS On Election Day, we had 41 districts going out for a bond or capital project levy request. 28 of those 41 were approved (a 68% approval rate). For fall bond issues, this is the highest approval rating since 2014. … Continue reading

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