Tag Archives: Sen. LeRoy Stumpf

MSBA at the Capitol — Senate OKs omnibus education bills; education committee conferees named

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — School advocates, officials are loud and clear: We want more funding

The Senate Education Committee and the House Education Finance Committee both heard public testimony Wednesday regarding their respective omnibus education finance bills. During both hearings, public school officials and advocates were unanimous on one issue: the general education funding formula … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Bill would fix funding inequity for teacher alternative compensation aid

MSBA supported a bill heard Thursday in the Senate Education Committee that would equalize and expand the alternative teacher compensation program for all school districts. The committee approved SF 1124 (sponsored by Sen. LeRoy Stumpf), which was laid over for … Continue reading

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Senate committee focuses on debt equalization

The Senate Education Committee discussed two bills on school district debt equalization Tuesday. The first bill (SF 490) would provide that any portion of a school district’s eligible debt service revenue that exceeds 10 percent of the district’s adjusted net … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Licensure bill introduced; school leaders report teacher-supply challenges

In the Senate The Senate E-12 Education Committee heard its first teacher licensure bill of the session Thursday. Authored by Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, SF298 would allow a person teaching under a temporary license for two consecutive years — who does not attain … Continue reading

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