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

July 7, 2017



OLA Will Evaluate Early Childhood Programs


The Office of the Legislative Auditor will be evaluating Minnesota’s early childhood programs over the next several months and issue a report to the legislature in February. An overview of the evaluation, including a list of the research questions, is available here:file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/EarlyChildhoodPrograms.pdf



Updated House Research Publication


House of Representatives Research staff have updated the information brief on income tax deductions and credits for public and nonpublic education expenses:



Appeals Court: State Law Requires FAPE For Nonpublic Students

In a case that could have a significant impact on Minnesota school districts, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that MN state law affords a free appropriate public education to nonpublic school students. 


Joint Hearing

The House and Senate Education Policy Committees will hold a joint hearing on July 19 to review the State’s ESSA plan. The hearing details are below:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Joint House & Senate Education Policy Committees

Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson

Chair: Sen. Eric Pratt

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

5 State Office Building

Agenda: Presentation of Minnesota’s ESSA plan by the Minnesota Department of Education. We will allow for public testimony if time allows. If you would like to testify on the state’s ESSA plan to the joint committee, please contact Andrew Hasek Stakeholders will be limited to 3 minutes per organization on their testimony.


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