school funding

District 32B State Sen. Sean Nienow stopped by the North Branch City Council meeting Monday, and council members asked him about topics of particular interest to the city: school funding and tax impact on businesses. Councilmember Joyce Borchardt asked Nienow about the changes in the state school funding formula and the new ability for school […]

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There’s a myriad of intricacies when it comes to funding public schools in Minnesota, and State Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom) said at a Feb. 19 forum at North Branch Area High School he’d like to see the funding formula simplified. Reworking the formula, he noted, could lead to a fairer system of state funding for […]

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Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius’s task force on school funding is making a proposal to the Governor to be included in the 2013 budget. It attempts to address the funding inequities school districts like ours have been dealing with for the last decade. There are a couple of issues that have hurt North Branch Area […]

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The Minnesota Department of Education and Commissioner’s Working Group on School Funding has chosen North Branch Area Public Schools to host a public meeting on school funding on Thursday, Sept. 27. Part of series, the meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. in room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center, located at 38705 Grand Ave. […]

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A North Branch mother of two school-aged kids says Governor Mark Dayton is “making the right choice.” On April 5, Gov. Dayton vetoed legislation that would have made a one-time payment from the state budget reserves to pay back the $2.4 billion owed to kids, instead supporting a plan that pays back the entire debt […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— The small group of educators and parents gathered at the Isanti Middle School last Tuesday, March 27, was encouraged to do several things: keep an open mind, listen to the facts and become a fierce advocate for their children’s education. Knowing that area school districts are funded at a much lower level […]

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