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2018 AMSD Annual Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

Ensuring Equity, Access
and Opportunity for All Students

Grand Hall, TIES Event Center
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Presenters will include:

  •  Dr. Tom Melcher, director of program finance, Minnesota Department of Education
  •  Dr. Nicola Alexander, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

  The Governor and State Legislators will make critical decision during the 2019 legislative session including adopting a biennial budget that will establish the level of funding our schools receive for the next two years.

  We invite you to join educators and community leaders on Wednesday, November 28 for AMSD’s annual policy conference where we will hear from experts on Minnesota’s school funding system.

  Gain knowledge that will allow you to effectively advocate for an education funding system that will allow ALL of our students to receive and equitable and excellent education.

Agenda will include:

  • 7:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

     • An overview of Minnesota’s education funding system by Dr. Tom Melcher.

     • Looking at creating an equitable education funding system with Dr. Nicola Alexander.

     • Advocating for an Equitable Special Education Funding Formula by Renae Ouilette, Lakeville Area Schools, and Marcy Doud, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan.

     • Presentations from AMSD member districts.

     • Lunch

• 1:00 pm:
Conference will conclude.

Documents and Materials


2018 Conference: Ensuring Equity, Access and Opportunity for All Students