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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 accepting applications for new teacher licensing board

The Minnesota Legislature passed a law during the 2017 session to replace the Minnesota Board of Teaching with the new Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is currently accepting applications for the … Continue reading

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School district general education revenue, building bond agricultural credit data available via MDE

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has produced two important documents for school districts this month. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolDistrictRuns-2018-2019.xlsx for a listing of general education revenue projections for each school district for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Also, visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolBuildingBondAgCredit-2017.xlsx for school … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Governor still hopeful negotiations can solve legislative funding fight

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he remains hopeful his dispute with Republican legislative leaders over funding for the House and Senate can be solved at the negotiating table, rather than the courtroom. House Speaker … Continue reading

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Broadband grant application period opens July 3

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Broadband Development, will be soliciting proposals from qualified organizations for Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Development Grants. The grant application period … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House, Senate head toward lawsuit over Gov. Dayton’s legislative funding veto

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise See you in court. That was the message Friday from Republican House and Senate leadership in approving a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton signs budget bills into law, but showdown with lawmakers continues

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday he would sign into law nine budget bills that make up the state’s $46 billion, two-year budget, and would allow a $650 million tax bill to become law without … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff for Memorial Day

Source: Office of Gov. Mark Dayton & and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota, … Continue reading

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