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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.

Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Kort M. Plantenberg

In honor and remembrance of Warrant Officer Candidate Kort Miller Plantenberg, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, December … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

  December 6, 2019 Congressional Update ¬†Congress Continuing FY20 Appropriations Negotiations With only 14 days remaining before stopgap funding for the Department of Education and other federal agencies expires, Congress appears to be no closer to resolving a standoff over … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of three Minnesota National Guardsmen

In honor and remembrance of the three Minnesota National Guard soldiers who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash near Kimball, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all … Continue reading

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State budget forecast estimates $1.3 billion surplus

Minnesota‚Äôs budget and economic outlook has improved since the end of the 2019 legislative special session, according to the Minnesota Management and Budget’s 2019 November Budget and Economic Forecast released on Thursday, December 5. A better than expected close to … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group Meeting Update

On Thursday, November 21, the School Finance Working Group met at the Minnesota Department of Education. The St. Paul Public Schools special education team provided an overview of how special education in general is funded in Minnesota with a case … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

The big news of the week is that Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open until December 20 and the President has signed it. Negotiations for a permanent deal will continue after the recess. Due to … Continue reading

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Teacher mentorship and retention grant applications due by December 18

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated PELSB as the administrator of a grant to support efforts for teacher mentorship and retention of effective teachers. The Teacher Mentorship and … Continue reading

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