Minnesota School Boards Association
Education officials say Minnesota schools largely prevailed in Tuesday’s election with requests for operating levies.
Education Minnesota, the Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota School Boards Association joined forces Monday to ask lawmakers for more than $1 billion dollars in education spending over the next two years.
Minnesota voters overwhelmingly voted to renew school levies on their property taxes, but were less enthusiastic about paying more.
The phone banks have been humming for three weeks straight in the headquarters of the teachers’ union for Minnesota’s largest school district, as Anoka-Hennepin teachers and their allies plead with voters to renew an operating levy worth $48 million a year.
About one-third of Minnesota school districts will be going to their voters this fall for approval of an operating levy, the highest number in 10 years.
A six-month investigation of anti-bullying efforts in Minnesota schools has found a patchwork of local policies with virtually no tracking of bullying incidents and little state oversight, Minnesota Public Radio News reported Monday.