St. Paul, Minn. – This evening, the Minnesota House of Representatives is expected to approve a new E-12 education budget that makes honest investments in every student in every public school. The budget is inspired by parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators who have told legislators that current funding levels are not adequate.
“I’m proud today to support our E-12 education bill with overdue investments that will help ensure all students can receive the quality education they deserve,” said Rep. Jen Schultz (DFL – Duluth). “Underfunding of education has put future learning opportunities for Minnesotans at risk. The investments we’re making today aren’t just for the children currently attending our schools, but will strengthen the future of our entire state.”
“Minnesotans value having excellent schools so all students can have the opportunity to succeed, and as lawmakers, we have the responsibility to invest in them,” said Rep. Liz Olson (DFL – Duluth). “From early education opportunities, to full-service community schools, to significant funding increases, our DFL E-12 budget will help ensure all children can meet their full potential.”
The House DFL E-12 education budget includes $900 million in new investments and would:
The House DFL E-12 education budget also includes policy reforms that will:
After the Minnesota House and Senate approve their respective E-12 education budgets, lawmakers from each chamber form a conference committee to reach agreement on a final version.