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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

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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

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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

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ACTION ALERT: Please Contact Legislators NOW

The Governor, House and Senate leaders are meeting to establish conference committee targets—the amount of new spending allocated to each of the House/Senate budget conference committees. The target established for the E-12 Education Conference Committee will determine education funding for the next two years. The current and past AMSD chairs made a case for what

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Research: Major Differences in House/Senate E-12 Funding Proposals

Research is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. With the release of the Senate Omnibus E-12 Bill this week, the E-12 Education budget plans from the House, Senate and Governor are all on the table leaving major differences to resolve before the May 20 adjournment. A summary of the status of AMSD’s legislative priorities