Category Archives: Basic Funding Formula

MSBA Action Alert: Ask Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders for additional education funding

MSBA Legislative Action Alert! Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Action need from: School board members and superintendents Action: Ask legislative leaders to renegotiate their budgets to provide $45 million of the $900 million state budget surplus to the general education funding … Continue reading

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First day of 2016 session — bills for education funding, special board elections introduced

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with … Continue reading

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14 Days of Advocacy: Support 1 percent increase on the basic general education per pupil formula

Ready … We hope the next five days of advocacy tips will give you direction on how to partner with MSBA and to be effective advocates as school board members. Our goal is to communicate the issues and make sure … Continue reading

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Legislative session down to final 85 hours; keep contacting education conferees

The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to conclude at the end of the day Monday, May 18 … which means there are only three-plus days (or 85 hours) remaining for legislative leaders to work out a deal on final budget … Continue reading

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Education Conference Committee reconvenes at 3:30 p.m. today

The Education Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 14) in Room 112 of the State Capitol Building. The agenda will include review and discussion of non-fiscal same and similar provisions of … Continue reading

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Omnibus Education Bill: What MSBA supports — and opposes

The House and Senate education committees have compiled their respective omnibus preK-12 policy and finance bills (HF 844/SF 811). To see the side-by-side bill comparison summary of HF 844/ SF 811 and SF 1495, please visit: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/f46d7b82-8aaa-4523-8ab8-1230dc38cfc4.pdf After the initial … Continue reading

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Tell the Education Conference Committee WHY increasing funding formula is important

The Education Finance Conference Committee held its third meeting on the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Thursday. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007 to view documents related to this bill. Chair Rep. Jenifer Loon asked for testimony on two topics that are important to the House … Continue reading

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