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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.

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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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Updates House Approves Temporary Federal Funding Measure With the next federal fiscal year only days away, and a full slate of unfinished appropriations bills stuck in various stages of the legislative process, Congress must quickly approve a stopgap spending … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update – September 17, 2019 Congress Nears New Fiscal Year Without Budget in Place The beginning of the next fiscal year is only two weeks away, but Congress has not completed work on the annual spending bills that fund … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in remembrance of September 11 attacks

In observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by the president, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered that all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff … Continue reading

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