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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.

School safety and equity Twitter chat set for Thursday, June 21

Join the National School Boards Association and the School Superintendents Association for a “School Safety and Equity” Twitter chat scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 21. To participate, come to NSBA’s Twitter page at https://twitter.com/NSBAComm Thursday, June 21, from 6 … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education hosting ESSA update on July 11

Join the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) for an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Work is underway in preparation for ESSA implementation in the 2018-19 school year. MDE has … Continue reading

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Federal school safety grants are available

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. Grants are available for the STOP School Violence … Continue reading

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School safety grant applications available in mid-July

Source: Minnesota Department of Education Gov. Mark Dayton signed school safety grants into law at the end of the 2018 legislative session. Applications for these grants will be available in mid-July, with applications accepted at the end of August. More … Continue reading

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School bus replacement grants available for districts

Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing the first Request for Proposal (RFP) under the Minnesota VW Settlement Diesel Replacement Program. The RFP is for grants of $15,000 or $20,000 to school bus owners … Continue reading

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

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton 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, from sunrise until noon on Monday, … Continue reading

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SESSION DAILY: Supplemental budget bill — all 989 pages — heads to governor and expected veto

Source: Session Daily By Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services staff A session that began three months ago has largely been boiled down to, well, a large bill that doesn’t appear to have gubernatorial support. In the middle of … Continue reading

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