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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

October 5, 2019 Congressional Update House Education Committee Poised for Busy Fall Congress is adjourned for a two-week recess, but MSBA expects the House Education and Labor Committee to have a busy schedule when Members of Congress return to Washington … Continue reading

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PELSB: Equity Alliance MN, University of St. Thomas offering Cultural Competency Trainings in October

All teachers renewing a license in 2020 will need to provide evidence they have completed cultural competency training as one of their license renewal requirements. Both Equity Alliance MN and the University of St. Thomas will be offering separate PELSB-approved … Continue reading

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PELSB: Reminders for districts on license applications

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is continuing to process teacher license applications as quickly as possible during the start of the 2019-20 school year. PELSB staff are reminding all districts and schools supporting Tier 1 applicants … Continue reading

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Tax committees to hold joint hearings October 3 in Winona and Caledonia

As part of the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Mini-Session, the House Taxes Committee and the House Taxes Committee — Property and Local Tax Division will hold combined informational hearings on Thursday, October 3, in Winona and Caledonia. The Winona hearing is … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

  September 27, 2019 Congressional Updates  Senate Passes Spending Bill to Extend Federal Funding Facing a government shut down on October 1, this week the Senate passed (82-15) a stopgap spending bill (H.R.4378) to continue funding federal programs at fiscal … Continue reading

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State licensing board seeking comments on rule amendments

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is requesting comments on its possible rule amendments to licensing and academic standards rules (found in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 8710). Visit the PELSB website for details.

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School Finance Working Group discusses current funding system, trends during inaugural meeting

The School Finance Working Group held its first meeting Saturday, September 21, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. After introductions and establishing expectations, the working group discussed its broader charge — to generate a proposal focused on … Continue reading

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