For more information contact: House GOP Communications 651-296-5522
House File 890 increases funding for K-12 schools, targets investments in proven early learning initiatives, and advances policies to improve student learning and keep the best teachers in the classroom
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the House passed a student-focused Education Omnibus bill on a vote of 72-59. The legislation, which was agreed upon in conference committee by the House and Senate includes $1.14 billion in new education funding over the current biennium, $378 million in investments for proven, targeted early learning programs, and an increase to the per pupil funding formula of 1.5 percent each year which equates to $182 more for every student. What’s more, the legislation also helps keep the best teachers in the classroom, creates a new academic achievement initiative to help low-income students succeed in school, and stands up for the health and well-being of kids.
“We have worked diligently over the past five months to craft education legislation that puts Minnesota kids first,” said Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, Chair of the House Education Finance Committee. “This legislation places the vast majority of new funding directly into the classroom, invests in proven early learning programs that best serve our state’s littlest learners and their families, and includes smart policies that work to narrow our achievement gap, improve student learning, and recruit and retain world-class educators in our schools.”
Key provisions in the agreed-upon legislation:
The legislation was debated and passed by the Senate and now heads to Governor Dayton for his signature.
-- 30 --
Jenifer Loon represents House District 48B, which includes most of the City of Eden Prairie, in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Loon encourages constituents to contact her with questions or opinions on any state or legislative issue. She can be reached via email at email@example.com and phone calls can be placed to her office at 651.296.7449. U.S. mail should be sent to Rep. Jenifer Loon, 449 State Office Building, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.
No image galleries found