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Education Finance Working Group

Active dates:2011-
Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius
Function: The Working Group is charged with developing recommendations for school finance reform.
History: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius named members to serve on an Education Finance Working Group charged with developing recommendations for school finance reform. In addition to school and civic leaders, citizens and parents, the working group included sitting legislative leadership.

The Working Group was established as part of Governor Mark Dayton’s Seven Point Plan to establish better school funding. The Working Group held seven meetings beginning on March 30, 2011. The final meeting took place on May 25, 2011, at which time the report was finalized. The group adopted tentative decisions at the meeting based on the major components within the proposal.

The Working Group reconvened in 2012, and held seven working meetings beginning on June 25, 2012. Those meetings were followed by 11 community outreach meetings throughout Minnesota designed to solicit input and gather feedback on the ideas and recommendations under consideration by the committee.

The final meeting took place on November 27, 2012, at which time recommendations were adopted based on an affirmative vote of two-thirds of a quorum present.
Subordinate to:
Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education
Membership: Bi-partisan panel. For list of members see working group website or agency notebook.
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2011.
Record last updated: 02/13/2013

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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