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About mnmsba

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

Federal Department of Education Announces New Grant Applications

The United States Department of Education invited applications for two competitive grants offered the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and one grant offered by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: School Climate Transformation Grant Program – School … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Update

Congressional Update House Begins Debating U.S. Department of Education’s FY20 Budget The House began debate, this week, on an omnibus spending bill (H.R.2740). The bill would increase the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2020 budget, including by providing new funding … Continue reading

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State looks to partner with school districts on social emotional learning-based curriculum

The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget are looking to partner with school districts or collaboratives of schools to offer a social emotional learning-based curriculum for middle schoolers to promote positive mental health … Continue reading

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MPCA hosting meetings to discuss Volkswagen settlement funds

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is hosting a series of information meetings around the state to discuss the Volkswagen settlement in Minnesota and to seek input on how the state should invest in the next round of funds. In … Continue reading

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PELSB waives posting requirement for internal hires seeking out-of-field-permission

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) recently waived the posting requirement for internal hires seeking out-of-field-permission until the board revises Minnesota Rules part 8710.0320. Visit to view PELSB’s complete resolution.

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff through June 4 for Virginia Beach shooting victims

In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, Gov. Tim Walz has directed all flags at state buildings in Minnesota from now to sunset on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect … Continue reading

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Submit workshop proposals for NSBA Conference by June 5

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is accepting workshop proposal submissions from member school districts for its 2020 Annual Conference. The NSBA Conference is scheduled for April 4-6, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit to submit a workshop … Continue reading

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