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Press release: Governor Walz announces $106 million allocation of federal American Rescue Plan funds

Today, Governor Tim Walz announced an allocation of $106 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds, which includes funding to support Minnesota students, drive workforce development, and provide shelter to the most vulnerable Minnesotans before winter. “President Biden’s American Rescue … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education releases FAQ: Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Full-Service Community Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently released Frequently Asked Questions: Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Full-Service Community Schools & Related Strategies. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are intended to inform state and local efforts in effectively using American … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group set to release recommendations on October 1

The School Finance Working Group is close to ending a year-long mission as it prepares to adopt a final report and recommendations by Thursday, October 1. On September 19, the Racial Equity and Student Support subgroup presented their recommendations – … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses property tax equalization, basic formula

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met August 13 to dig deeper into two key financial pressure points in education funding: property tax equalization and the basic formula. As the School Finance Working Group gets closer to finalizing their recommendations, … Continue reading

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Minnesota House education committee to discuss executive order, planning guidance on August 12

The Minnesota House Education Finance Division is scheduled to hold a remote hearing at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, that will focus on Executive Order 20-82, the Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 Guidance, and federal funds for K-12 public schools that … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group focuses on basic formula

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met July 30 to discuss two key financial pressure points in education funding: property tax equalization and the basic formula. The basic education formula is the primary funding source for school … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses inequities, funding streams

Highlights from the School Finance Working Group meeting held Thursday, July 16, included a message from Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, a look at funding streams that vary across school districts, an update on draft options for … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses current funding system, trends during inaugural meeting

The School Finance Working Group held its first meeting Saturday, September 21, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. After introductions and establishing expectations, the working group discussed its broader charge — to generate a proposal focused on … Continue reading

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Education commissioner to host listening tour April 15-18 for governor’s education budget

Tour stops include Fairmont, Deer River, Grand Rapids, Marshall, Montevideo, New Ulm, Owatonna and Willmar Source: Minnesota Department of Education During the legislative break, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will host a statewide listening tour to promote Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed education budget. … Continue reading

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Reminder: House education committee holding hearing Friday at Windom High School

The House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is holding its 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, meeting at Windom Area High School, located at 1400 17th Street in Windom. The committee is scheduled to discuss public education funding … Continue reading

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