Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Every week, Executive Director Scott Croonquist updates members with information on the legislature, relevant events and current news.

Association of Metropolitan School Districts Update

June 16, 2016



Special Session

The Governor and four caucus leaders met yesterday to discuss a potential special session but did not reach an agreement.  Discussions are centered on a bonding bill, a revised tax bill, additional supplemental spending and transportation funding.  Governor Dayton has stated that he will not call a special session unless all four caucus leaders and he sign off on an agreement.  Talks are scheduled to resume next week.



ESSA Proposed Rules

The United States Department of Education has issued proposed regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.  You can read the proposed rules here:


Further information, including a link to submit a comment on the proposed rule, can be found here:


On Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.” The hearing will include testimony from Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., as well as state and local education leaders. A live webcast of the hearing will be available using this link:



MnSCU Concurrent Enrollment Framework

As previously reported, MnSCU has released a proposed framework for tested experience for faculty teaching concurrent enrollment classes.  The MnSCU Leadership Council has reviewed the proposed framework but has not yet taken action on the proposal.  If you have not yet had an opportunity to comment on the tested experience proposal, you can still do so by emailing Pakou Yang at


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