Tag Archives: education funding

Senate committee examines full-service community schools, equity, increased funding, concurrent enrollment

The first deadline of this 2016 legislative session was last Friday. All policy bills needed to have a hearing in their house of origin in order to be considered for advancement. With the policy bills completed, we now move toward … 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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MSBA’s Top 10 legislative changes school districts should know about

The 2015 Legislative Session has ended, and MSBA staff has been dissecting the new laws passed during session and the special session. Our Government Relations team has come up with the MSBA Top 10 list of items we think will … Continue reading

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What is special about this Special Session? The 2015 Education Finance Omnibus bill “got better.”

The 2015 Legislative Special Session has ended, the work is finished. The revised bills that were previously vetoed are now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.  He is expected to sign them today. To summarize the session, we have … Continue reading

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The wait is over, the gavel has pounded and the Special Session has begun.

If you want to watch the session unfold, click on House & Senate. Below you will find the links to the Special Session E-12 education funding bill HF1/SF3. Bill summary Education State Aid (including misc. tax items) Spreadsheet Education Property Tax Spreadsheet Click here … Continue reading

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“Special Session Agreement” nets an extra $125 million for education

A “Special Session Agreement” for the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill was unveiled today during a joint hearing between the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. This Special Session Agreement proposes an additional $125 million in … Continue reading

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Education Conference Committee Reports moves through the House and the Senate. Next stop is the Governor’s desk.

Education Conference Committee Report moves through the House and the Senate.  Next stop is the  Governor’s desk. After a 3 hour discussion on the E-12 Education Funding and Policy Conference Committee Report, finally at 4:00am Monday morning, House approved the … Continue reading

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