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Keeping You Informed About Education Policy

AMSD understands the importance of providing its members with factual, concise and timely information on key issues affecting public schools. Using regular email updates and social media, AMSD keeps members continuously up-to-date about the progress of the current legislative session.

MDE Presentation: Update on 2018 Session
Presentation from the Minnesota Department of Education with an update on the 2018 legislative session.
2018 Education Proposals Sent to the Governor
AMSD's Summary of the Education Proposals Sent to the Governor. Updated May 24, 2018
2018 Education Supplemental Budget Summary (Vetoed)
AMSD's Side-By-Side Summary of the 2018 Education Supplemental Budget (updated May 24, 2018)
Education Proposals in the Tax Bill (Vetoed)
Summary of education proposals in the Tax Bill. (updated May 22, 2018)
2018 Education Supplemental Budget Summary (Vetoed)
AMSD's Side-By-Side Summary of the 2018 Education Supplemental Budget (updated May 24, 2018)
2018 Education Finance Provisions
AMSD's Side-By-Side Summary of the 2018 Education Finance Provisions includes House, Senate, and Governor Provisions (Updated May 1, 2018)
2018 Education Policy Provisions
AMSD's Side-By-Side Summary of the 2018 Education Policy Provisions includes House, Senate, and Governor Provisions (updated May 1, 2018)
Governor Dayton's Emergency School Aid Proposal
Governor Dayton’s proposal would increase school funding by 2 percent, resulting in $124.1 million in new one-time aid to school districts in fiscal year 2019, and $13.8 million in fiscal year 2020 (formula aid goes out to districts on a 90/10 basis – 90% in first fiscal year and 10% in the following).
Governor's Budget Proposal
Governor Dayton's Education Supplemental Budget Proposal

2018 Legislative Session Resources

“AMSD speaks with a unified voice at the Legislature to make positive change for our students. We can always count on AMSD to deliver in-depth research and financial analysis on pending legislative proposals to help us make informed decisions.

–Superintendent Christine Osorio, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale

Legislative Education Committees

Senate E-12 Policy Committee
Membership and Meeting Information
MN Senate E-12 Finance Committee
Membership and Meeting Information
MN House Education Innovation Policy Committee
Membership and Meeting Information
MN House Education Finance Committee
Membership and Meeting Information

“AMSD provides timely updates and information that allows us to take action quickly on important legislative issues. We always know what is happening at the Capitol thanks to AMSD.

–Steve Adams, School Board Member, Hopkins Public Schools

Using Social Media to Advocate at the Legislature

Following social media at the legislature provides several benefits, including up-to-the minute news, reports and documents, opportunities for involvement and the ability to share district information with other users and follow specific topics and committees.

Here are a few ways to get involved
on social media:

  • Follow your legislators and persons of interest.
  • Post questions to legislators on facebook or send a tweet.
  • Respond to a tweet or facebook post regarding a bill before the legislature.
  • Post a tweet about a policy before the legislature.
  • Retweet a message about what is happening at the legislature.
  • Share an article that reflects your position on a policy before the legislature.
  • Share a district event, accolade or policy decision with legislators..
  • If you visit a legislator or they come visit you, share a photo or message on social media about the visit.
  • If you tweet or post about a legislator, use their handle (@member) in your post. Use hashtags or search for an issue hashtag and include it in your post.