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Minnesota Department of Education Releases Revenue Disparity Report

Early today, Commissioner Cassellius released the general revenue disparity report, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.51, which provides that: By December 1 of each year the commissioner must estimate the statewide average adjusted general revenue per adjusted pupil unit and … Continue reading

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MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis

BONDS On Election Day, we had 41 districts going out for a bond or capital project levy request. 28 of those 41 were approved (a 68% approval rate). For fall bond issues, this is the highest approval rating since 2014. … Continue reading

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Mark Dayton’s veto of legislative budget constitutional

The Minnesota Supreme Court has found that Governor Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s funding is constitutional, stating that the Minnesota Constitution places no limits on line-item vetoes. The six-page order, issued Friday afternoon, ordered the two parties to enter … Continue reading

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School district general education revenue, building bond agricultural credit data available via MDE

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has produced two important documents for school districts this month. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolDistrictRuns-2018-2019.xlsx for a listing of general education revenue projections for each school district for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Also, visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolBuildingBondAgCredit-2017.xlsx for school … Continue reading

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90th Legislative Session Comes to an End -Governor Calls Special Session

Despite having a nearly $1.65 billion budget surplus, Governor Dayton and legislative leaders were unable to reach a final budget agreement during the 2017 regular legislative session, which ended at midnight on May 22. Legislators spent six months in committee … Continue reading

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ACT NOW! Join local school leaders to protect Medicaid funding for children! Show your lawmakers how your school utilizes Medicaid funding!

Action Alert AASA and NSBA are partnering to save school-based Medicaid programs. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a health care bill that will result in significant funding cuts to public schools. The American Health Care Act … Continue reading

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — May 16, 2017

Tuesday May 16th, 2017 Attached are both the Senate and House education bill introductions for May 16th, 2017. Look for daily updates each day that bills are introduced. For more information and bills that have not been uploaded to our … Continue reading

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