Category Archives: COVID-19

Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on March 19 and March 22

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 Friday, March 19, 2021, and from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 22, 2021. Friday, March … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff 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 Friday, February 19, 2021. Governor Walz has directed flags to fly at half-staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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State commissioner says “everything will be on the table” to solve budget deficit

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter told members of the Big 4 group that the state budget is out of whack from the pandemic. He urged schools, counties, cities and township leaders to all pull together to get out … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Minnesotans who have lost their lives 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 Saturday, September 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee plans to hold a “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely” hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. The hearing follows a similar discussion with postsecondary leaders this week, which featured testimony … Continue reading

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MSBA issues updated guidance for school board meetings

The transition from Minnesota’s stay-at-home directive to the current stay safe environment may lead some school boards to alter their board meeting approach. It is important to keep in mind that the peacetime state of emergency and pandemic declaration remain … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates Summer Programming Guidance

The Minnesota Department of Education updated its Minnesota Summer Programming Guidance for Schools. Here’s what’s new in the May 26 version: Under Summer Learning Overview (Page 5): The purpose of this guidance is to ensure equitable programming for all students. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Health updates social distancing guidance for K-12 schools, student programs

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated its Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programs document. According to MDH: This guidance document outlines the practical application of prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in youth … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff on the 19th of every month in honor of Minnesotans who have died from 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 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and on the 19th of every month through 2020 to remember, mourn, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates distance learning guide

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) updated its Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance on May 5, 2020. This updated guidance is available on the MDE COVID-19 Updates webpage, the MSBA homepage and the MSBA COVID-19 webpage. Here is what’s … Continue reading

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