Education Finance Working Group

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.

Launched as part of Governor Dayton's 7-Point Plan to establish better school funding, the goals of the reform proposals crafted by the working group are to:

  • Improve the adequacy, equity and stability of pre-K through 12th grade education funding
  • Simplify education funding
  • Preserve local control
  • Close the achievement gap
  • Promote high achievement for all students
  • Direct resources closest to students, teachers and the classroom
Education Finance Working Group in the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Education Finance Working Group Recommendations and Report (November 2012) (via Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) website)