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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 Weekly Update

Congressional Update  President-elect Biden Unveils Massive Pandemic Relief Plan  On Thursday, January 14, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled details of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package dubbed the “American Rescue Plan.” The proposal, which must still be considered and approved by Congress, … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending January 15, 2021

Bill Introductions – Week-ending January 15, 2021 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature January 11-15, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of paramedic Toby Lee Rowan

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 Thursday, January 14, 2021, in honor of Paramedic Toby Lee Rowan, who died on January 7, … Continue reading

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Governor Walz joins states across U.S. in ordering flags at half-staff to honor Capitol Police Officers

In accordance with a proclamation issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz today directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, to honor the … Continue reading

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Week Ending January 8, 2020 Bill Introductions

The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature on January 7-8, 2021. Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Congress Passes Massive Year-End Spending Package After months of delays and stalled discussions, Congress finally completed work on a spending packagejust before the holidays to fund the federal government, along with related programs including those for K-12 education, for … Continue reading

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Update from NSBA in Washington on Federal Relief Bill

Good evening,I wanted to give you a brief update before the holiday on what we know right now about the current state of play between the President and Congress. For background, H.R. 133 “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus … Continue reading

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Action Alert – Federal COVID Relief Bill

Please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to reinstate the followingprovisions into the final legislation for the COVID-19 recovery package that is beingnegotiated. As of December 18, Congressional leaders are continuing negotiations andreportedly omitted these provisions that are … Continue reading

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ConnectedMN offering grant opportunity to help with high-needs students’ digital learning

ConnectedMN is accepting applications for grants to bring tech devices, internet access, and digital learning support to students across the state. The grants are especially intended for communities most in need — including students who are people of color, students … Continue reading

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Seventh Special Session Bill Introductions

We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it … Continue reading

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