Category Archives: Funding Formula

Session Daily: Compromise education bill passed by House in special session

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign. The result is a proposal … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton vetoes omnibus education bill

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature … 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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Column: It is time to get serious about funding education

Allison Fetrow and Dean Eyler, citizen co-chairs of the Wayzata Public Schools’ Legislative Action Committee, wrote a great guest column published Tuesday in the Sun Sailor newspaper, “It is time to get serious about funding education.” Fetrow and Eyler call … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Tell your senator to support basic education funding increase

MSBA’s highest legislative priority in 2015 is a $300 per year per pupil increase on the basic education funding formula. Sen. John Hoffman introduced an MSBA-sponsored bill (SF163) that reflects this priority. This bill is really important because it is the basic funding formula … Continue reading

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