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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.

Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

November 1, 2019 Congressional Update House Committee Approves HEA Update with Teacher and School Leader Provisions On a party line vote, the House Education and Labor Committee approved (28-22) H.R. 4674 “The College Affordability Act”, following a three-day debate about … Continue reading

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Wayzata, Northfield, Bemidji Area, Roseville Area, Wadena-Deer Creek school districts earn 2019 Local Government Innovation Awards

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs on October 29 named five school districts as recipients of 2019 Local Government Innovation Awards. Wayzata Public Schools’ Wayzata High School earned a $5,000 grant by being named the Leading Innovator in the School … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

October 18, 2019 Congressional Update House Committee Holds Hearings on Free School Meals, Plans Hearing on Apprenticeships The House Education and Labor subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services held a hearing this week titled, “Examining the USDA’s Proposed Cuts … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Rep. Cummings

In honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings and in accordance with an order issued by President Donald Trump, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Congressional Update Congress Adjourned this Week, but will Return to Washington on Monday When Congress reconvenes on October 14, only 40 legislative days will remain on the 2019 calendar and impeachment proceedings may begin to temporarily crowd-out legislative work … Continue reading

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State broadband task force members announced

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband on Wednesday, October 9. The task force will put forward policies to help ensure every Minnesotan has access to high-speed broadband. Visit … Continue reading

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Grant funding available for alternative landscaping and snow removal equipment

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is offering approximately $150,000 in grant funding to replace two-cycle gasoline-powered landscaping and snow removal equipment with electric-powered equipment. The application deadline is 4 p.m. November 8, 2019. Visit for details.

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