Just today we passed the Early Childhood-12 Education budget on the House Floor. We know our students need a little extra help after a challenging year in distance learning, hybrid, or the classroom, which is why we prioritized the strongest level of investment in public education in 15 years with a 2.45% increase to the general education formula in 2022, and another 2% in 2023.
The compromise bill also includes investments to provide stability to public schools during this period of uncertainty, one-time funding for the Special Education and English Learner cross subsidies or budget shortfalls, and a temporary extension of 4,000 expiring Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten slots. We are fortunate to have world-class schools in ISD #196 and I was proud to support this area of the budget to ensure we can maintain this level of excellence in our communities, and help keep our students, teachers, and families whole.
We’ll be here through the weekend and working around the clock until all bipartisan compromise components of the state budget are passed in the House and Senate. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.
Congrats, Payton Otterdahl!
Rosemount native Payton Otterdahl is headed to Tokyo to compete on the Track and Field Shot Put team for the U.S.A. in the Summer Olympics! We’ll be cheering you on in Japan, Payton! Read more about his journey by following KSTP’s coverage here.
Correction from last update: Leprechaun Days runs July 16-25
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Have a great Sunday,