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State Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Pay Special Education Unpaid Bill

School Districts are mandated by the state to provide important special education services. But, the state is not covering the cost. On Monday, May 9, 2022, Minnesota education organizations hosted an event to call on legislators to stabilize Minnesota’s education funding system by addressing the growing special education funding shortfalls. VIEW THE LIVESTREAM: www.amsd.org/livestream CHART:

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With Record State Budget Surplus, School Districts Face More Than $240 Million in Shortfalls

Survey Shows Major Budget Shortfalls for the 2022-23 School Year. A survey updated this week shows members of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) now face a combined budget shortfall of more than $240 million for the 2022-23 school year. The survey asked districts to project their 2022-23 school year funding shortfalls, assuming no

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AMSD, Other Education Organizations, Release Statement Condemning Recent Racist Behaviors in Minnesota School Communities

Ten organizations representing multiple education organizations and the Minnesota State High School League for school athletics have released a joint statement condemning the spate of several recent racist behaviors in school communities in Minnesota. LINK: View the Memorandum  

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13 of 18 Referendum Questions Pass in AMSD Districts

Statewide, 66 school districts requested operating levies, bond referenda, or capital project levies with 66 of 104 questions passing on Election Day 2021. LINK: View a list of statewide results from the Minnesota School Boards Association LINK: View a table of the AMSD district results

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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.