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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.

Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update – September 17, 2019 Congress Nears New Fiscal Year Without Budget in Place The beginning of the next fiscal year is only two weeks away, but Congress has not completed work on the annual spending bills that fund … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in remembrance of September 11 attacks

In observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by the president, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered that all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff … Continue reading

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Become a Delegate and build good policy for our public schools — nominate yourself or a board colleague today

Help shape MSBA’s legislative agenda! Friday, August 30, is the deadline for school board members and superintendents to nominate board members to serve two-year terms as Delegates for the 2019-2020 MSBA Delegate Assembly. School board members may also submit self-nominations. Each … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy Weekly Update

Congressional Update IDEA Full Funding Bills May Appear on House Agenda Later this Year Congress is on an extended recess until September 9, but looking ahead to the fall, we expect the House Education and Labor Committee to shine a … Continue reading

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North Star accountability system results will be available in August

Results from the North Star accountability system will be released in August. The major dates for release are: Monday, August 26 — Embargoed release of the public North Star file to districts. Noon Wednesday, August 28 — Embargoed release of the … Continue reading

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Advocate for education at the State Fair

If you plan on attending the Minnesota State Fair this year, MSBA encourages members to discuss education issues with legislators at the House of Representatives’ booth. Visit for the schedule of representatives planning to attend the fair. The House … Continue reading

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MSBA Participates in Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s Roundtable on Child Centered Government

This morning Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) participated in a small roundtable discussion with other early education and childcare stakeholders to discuss how working together to invest in Minnesota’s youngest students can increase equity and bridge the opportunity gap for … Continue reading

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