Minneapolis Public Schools 2018 Legislative Agenda Legislative Process

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Minneapolis Public Schools 2018 Legislative Agenda

Minneapolis Public Schools 2018 Legislative Agenda

Legislative Process Legislature passes biennial budget. Odd-year sessions are budget sessions Even-year sessions are

Legislative Process Legislature passes biennial budget. Odd-year sessions are budget sessions Even-year sessions are policy and bonding sessions

State Budget Forecast ● State releases budget forecasts in November and February. ● Legislature

State Budget Forecast ● State releases budget forecasts in November and February. ● Legislature and Governor base their budget recommendations on the forecasts. February forecast will dictate what they have to allocate or cut. ● Most recent forecast projects a $188 million deficit for this biennium and $586 million for FY 20 -21 biennium. ● Must appropriate $114 million to fund legislature (total FY 18 -19 deficit $302 million) ● Uncertainty over federal budget and tax bills ● Federal funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) uncertain ($178 million)

Current Political Environment Minnesota House Republican Democrat 76* 57 Minnesota Senate Republican Democrat 34

Current Political Environment Minnesota House Republican Democrat 76* 57 Minnesota Senate Republican Democrat 34 32* Administration Governor Mark Dayton * Recent resignations

Education Committee Chairs Senator Carla Nelson (R - Rochester) - Chair, Senate E-12 Finance

Education Committee Chairs Senator Carla Nelson (R - Rochester) - Chair, Senate E-12 Finance Committee Senator Eric Pratt (R - Prior Lake) - Chair, Senate E-12 Policy Committee Representative Jenifer Loon (R - Eden Prairie)- Chair, House Education Finance Committee Representative Sondra Erickson (R - Princeton) Chair, House Education Innovation and Policy Committee

Underfunding of Special Education ● Create a state fund to cover a portion of

Underfunding of Special Education ● Create a state fund to cover a portion of special education tuition billing costs born by resident districts ● Maximize federal funding for MA services such as social worker costs and 504 health-related services ● Provide the same services and support to all students and staff in level 4 EBD programs

Growth in Charter School Special Education Tuition Billing MPS pays 90% of special education

Growth in Charter School Special Education Tuition Billing MPS pays 90% of special education costs for resident students attending charter schools MPS pay 100% of special education costs for resident students attending charters that serve more than 70% special education students

Foster Stable, Healthy Engaged Families ● Support increases in state funding for Full Service

Foster Stable, Healthy Engaged Families ● Support increases in state funding for Full Service Community Schools ● Expand funding for school-based mental health grants ● Support efforts to create affordable housing and establish livable wage employment ● Create a state task force on childhood trauma-informed policies and practices ● Fully fund the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Teachers’ Retirement ● Provide state funding for any increase in mandated Teacher Retirement Association

Teachers’ Retirement ● Provide state funding for any increase in mandated Teacher Retirement Association (TRA) costs to districts ● Current TRA funded ratio is 69% ● MPS pays 11. 14% of salaries to TRA ● Phased in increase would cost $1. 6 million annually for a four year total of $6. 4 million

Ensure Equitable Access to Proven Programs ● Make permanent the state law opening PSEO

Ensure Equitable Access to Proven Programs ● Make permanent the state law opening PSEO Early Middle College to late-arriving English Learners ● Expand state support of teacher residency programs with a focus on teachers of color, special education, career and technical education, math and ESL/bilingual education ● Allow ACT or other college access tests in place of high school MCAs ● Fund ACT for all students ● Reduce the length of the MCAs in reading, math and science

Get Involved ● Know your own legislator -- email them and ask to have

Get Involved ● Know your own legislator -- email them and ask to have a cup of coffee ● Use your networks outside Minneapolis ● Volunteer for campaigns in suburban legislative races ● Become a member of the MPS Parent Legislative Action Committee Sign up for Legislative Action Committee Newsletter Volunteer to help spread the word

Suburban Districts LACs Orono https: //orono. k 12. mn. us/about/school-board/orono-action/ Wayzata https: //www. wayzata.

Suburban Districts LACs Orono https: //orono. k 12. mn. us/about/school-board/orono-action/ Wayzata https: //www. wayzata. k 12. mn. us/legislativeaction Robbinsdale http: //www. rdale. org/parents/committees/legislative_action_coalition___l_a_c_ Hopkins https: //www. hopkinsschools. org/district-news/legislative-action-coalition Elk River https: //www. isd 728. org/Page/2831