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+3 Percent Funding Formula: Anything Less Leaves Most Districts in Deficits

The dollar amounts, when put in context, tell a story no Minnesota parent wants to hear: Many Minnesota school districts will face budget shortfalls next year unless the Legislature and Governor provide a 3 percent increase to the funding formula — and address the escalating special education cross-subsidy. This isn’t just hyperbole. This is what

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AMSD 2019 Legislative Preview Brings Legislators and Education Leaders Together

More than 120 education leaders — superintendents, school board members and district staff — and more than 30 state legislators turned out for the annual AMSD Legislative Preview on Jan. 4 at the Quora Education Center (Intermediate School District 916), to learn about the upcoming 2019 legislative session which began Jan. 8. The annual AMSD

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From the Chair: January 2019

Happy New Year! It was incredibly energizing to have over 150 superintendents, school board members, legislators, district staff and other public education supporters in attendance at AMSD’s annual legislative session preview on January 4. Thanks to the nearly 40 legislators and legislative staff who attended the preview. Also, a special thanks to Commissioner of Education

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AMSD Presents Friend of Public Education Award in St. Cloud

Each year, AMSD presents its Friend of Public Education Award to one or more state policymakers who demonstrate exceptional leadership, advocacy and support of public education and issues important to AMSD member school districts. In November AMSD is recognized State Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-District 65; State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-District 23; and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll,

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Governor-elect Walz Names Mary Cathryn Ricker as Commissioner of Education

Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan announced Mary Cathryn Ricker will be the next Minnesota Commissioner of Education. Mary Cathryn Ricker is currently the executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers and previously served as the president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 28. She is a National Board Certified