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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

Legislative News

E-12 Education Bill Signed Into Law

2% Increase in Formula; Special Education Funding and Reform; VPK for 2 More Years, and More This article appeared as part of a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter.  The Minnesota Constitution makes it “the duty of the Legislature to establish a general and uniform system of public schools.” Accordingly, education accounts for more

Legislative News

Budget Bills Adopted in All-Night Special Session; Governor Signature Expected

The House and Senate wrapped up an all-night special session just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, after passing the major finance bills that set the state budget for the 2020-21 biennium. The E-12 Education bill passed the House on a vote of 112-13 and the Senate 67-0. The E-12 Education bill has been