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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.

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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Action Alert!

2021 MSBA LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM National School Boards Action Center Alert:  Tell Congress to prioritize children and schools in the pending COVID-19 relief package.   Click here: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fp2a.co%2feq8sqqV&c=E,1,mhhsVDbtre-JKqaCYENETpzmd8ZNMW9HvjDSp4i9kJGhZ7-eXJFYZFiCC8QpKQhAKGCVBTN0b4DCU01YZ8g3qLk8O42KFKTtXIuqAXjZim_izd2LICsoLktd&typo=1 to Advocate NOW!

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed today (Monday, December 7, 2020) as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota, in honor of the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the more than 2,400 service members and civilians who lost … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Congress Returns to Looming Funding Deadline Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week following their annual Thanksgiving recess. Upon their return, they are faced with a December 11 deadline when current funding for the federal government and related … Continue reading

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Proposed COVID Relief Bills

A group of centrist Senators circulated a version of COVID relief.  The group that unveiled the plan Tuesday includes Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Congress Goes on Recess as Funding Deadline Looms Current funding for the federal government, including funding for K-12 education programs, is set to expire on December 11. Although the House under Democrat majority leadership has passed the necessary … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on November 19 in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

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, November 19, 2020. Governor Walz has directed flags to fly at half staff on the … Continue reading

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Federal Update

The President is expected to sign legislation soon to help mitigate loss of federal funds to school districts that participate in the Impact Aid and Migrant Education programs.  The bipartisan Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act will allow districts to utilize the student … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  President-elect Joe Biden  On Saturday, November 7, Former Vice President Joe Biden was formally declaredthe winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. President-elect Biden is due to be sworn in as the 46thPresident of the United States on January … Continue reading

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6th 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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