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School Finance Working Group compiles list of preliminary recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is picking up the pace as it approaches finalizing their recommendations. The recommendations the group presented at its August 20 meeting include: Special Education: Reduce the special education funding cross-subsidy Simplify … 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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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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