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Governor Releases 2020-21 Biennial Budget Recommendations

Gov. Tim Walz released his 2020-21 biennial budget on Tuesday which includes a $733 million increase for E-12 Education. Some of the significant E-12 Education proposals include: Formula increase of 3 percent for the first year and an additional 2 percent increase in the second year of the biennium. The Governor does not propose to

AMSD Member News

+3 Percent Funding Formula: Anything Less Leaves Most Districts in Deficits

The dollar amounts, when put in context, tell a story no Minnesota parent wants to hear: Many Minnesota school districts will face budget shortfalls next year unless the Legislature and Governor provide a 3 percent increase to the funding formula — and address the escalating special education cross-subsidy. This isn’t just hyperbole. This is what

Legislative News

Education-Related Bills Introduced for the 2019 Legislative Session

Updated 1/18/19 Below are links to bills that were introduced to the 2019 legislative session related to education. Overall, the Minnesota Senate introduced 91 bills on Thursday, Jan. 10. The Minnesota House of Representatives introduced 31 bills. Senate Bills S.F. No. 2: Senator Housley. Modifying day care initial licensure requirement; directing commissioner of human services

AMSD Member News

AMSD 2019 Legislative Preview Brings Legislators and Education Leaders Together

More than 120 education leaders — superintendents, school board members and district staff — and more than 30 state legislators turned out for the annual AMSD Legislative Preview on Jan. 4 at the Quora Education Center (Intermediate School District 916), to learn about the upcoming 2019 legislative session which began Jan. 8. The annual AMSD