Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

AMSD provides in-depth background material on issues, ongoing financial analysis of pending legislation and current demographics.


AMSD Budget Survey

AMSD Budget Survey May 2017  updated June 6, 2017

May 2017 Connections Article about the Budget Survey

Funding Formula

Pdf file of Funding Formula Chart







Regional Costs

Report from the University of Minnesota- Locating Equity Implications of a Location Equity Index for Minnesota School Finance University of Minnesota

Minnesota Special Education

Minnesota Special Education Cross-Subsidy

FY 2016 Special Education Cross-Subsidy Report

The cross-subsidy refers to the amount special education expenses exceed state and federal special education aid.  The adjusted net cross-subsidy is calculated by subtracting the adjusted general revenue for special education from the gross cross-subsidy.


Minnesota Federal and State Special Education Cross-Subsidy (pdf file of above graph)

AMSD Special Education Cross Subsidy FY 2015

Special Education Cross-Subsidies Chart 2013-2019

Minnesota Special Education Cross-Subsidies FY 2015 Legislative Report

English Learner Cross-Subsidy

AMSD EL Cross-Subsidy 2016(AMSD Member Districts and Statewide information)

Minnesota Referendums

AMSD Referendum Elections Fall 2017 

MINNESOTA Education Funding

2017 Legislative Session 

MDE 2017-Session-Legislative-update-Presentation-05-30-17-tm (Minnesota Department of Education)


Minnesota Education Demographics

AMSD Member Enrollment Information 
AMSD Student Demographics

AMSD Share of Student Enrollment 2017