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Star Tribune: State budget help too late to head off some school cuts

From the Star Tribune | JULY 10, 2021: Minnesota school districts are welcoming the Legislature’s boost in school spending but are still sorting out how much it will help to stave off budget cuts for the coming school year.

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Session Daily: House passes education bill with more per-pupil funding, teacher training

Session Daily | JUNE 26, 2021: Spending per pupil would rise, pre-kindergarten offerings wouldn’t shrink, and training opportunities for teachers and staff would increase under the omnibus E-12 education finance bill.

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Metro area school districts face significant budget shortfalls

More than $93 million in combined budget shortfalls projected for the 2020-21 school year SAINT PAUL — A new survey of 41 school districts that are members of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) projects combined budget shortfalls of more than $93 million for the 2020-21 school year. The survey assumes the Legislature will

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Southwest Journal: MPS Leaders Optimistic About Legislative Priorities

The Southwest Journal in Minneapolis this week reported that the Minneapolis Public Schools lobbyist Josh Downham and AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist are optimistic as the 2019 Legislative Session approaches. The Journal reports: “Legislators are becoming more and more aware that the shortfall, or cross-subsidy as we call it in special education, is really having

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Voters in 6 AMSD Districts Pass Referendums

Voters in all six AMSD districts going to the polls for referendums found support from their communities on Election Day 2018 with nine of ten referendum questions passing. Communities in Columbia Heights, Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Rockford and Saint Paul all voted to approve referendum levies for students. The Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale and Saint Paul School