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THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS IN FULL SWING.

20 Feb 2019 11:00 AM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)

Please see Our Lobbyist, BRAD LUNDELL’S Blog at

http://see-notes.blogspot.com/

ABOUT ME… Executive Director of Schools for Equity in Education, a 58-member consortium of school districts in Minnesota who are dedicated to the principle that students should receive equitable access to a quality education regardless of where they live in Minnesota.

Here’s just a sample…

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Special Education Hearing.  There has been a lot of discussion around the special education issue both in terms of funding shortfalls and paperwork and procedural burdens early this legislative session.  Improving the special education formula is on almost every--if not all--platforms of the major education lobbying group.  The growing amount of revenue being diverted from districts' general funds to pay for special education costs that exceed their special education formula revenue has indeed reached a level that is untenable.

The New Ulm school district, led by Superintendent Jeff Bertrang and Special Services Coordinator Irina Soboleva, took a long look at procedures they believe add to teachers' paperwork burden but add little to the education product delivered to students qualifying to special education.  The results of New Ulm's work found its way into a series of bills that the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee heard today.

The first bill up was 
SF 749, a bill authored by Senator Gary Dahms, that would eliminate the requirement that school districts must offer parents a conciliation conference prior to a dispute resolution conference.

EMAIL BRAD!          brad.lundell@schoolsforequity.org

Advocate for School Psychology!

March 5th    2019 Day at the Hill  

41 Sherburne Ave, St Paul, MN 55103 (Education Minnesota Building)

 More information at:  https://www.mspaonline.net/news/7153780


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