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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

Legislative News

Committees Hear Final E-12 Education Bill; Special Session Awaits

The Omnibus E-12 Education Bill was presented to the Senate E-12 Education Finance and Policy Committee and the House E-12 Education Finance Committee respectively on Wednesday afternoon. The committees also took public testimony from various stakeholders including Commissioner of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker, AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist (pictured below) and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Supt. Mary Kreger