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Special Edition- May 4, 2022
Join parents, school board members, school administrators, and concerned citizens from across Minnesota to urge the Minnesota Legislature to use a portion of the historic state budget surplus to fulfill their obligation to fund important, and mandated, special education services.
Who: All school board members, together with other education organizations and supporters of special education
When: Monday, May 9th
Where: In person at the Minnesota State Capitol or Virtually
What: Meet with legislators and participate in a press conference*
Why: Address the growing special education cross-subsidy and the Legislature’s responsibility to fund the shortfall

*Members of the media will receive a statewide media advisory on May 5 and a full media release on May 9.
How to Participate in Person
How to Participate Virtually
  • Call your legislator on Monday, May 9
  • Email your legislator
  • What is your district's cross-subsidy or the amount of under funding?
  • What have you had to do and what hasn't your district been able to do because of the under funding of special education.
  • Tweet and tag your legislator and the legislature
  • Click here for sample tweet
  • Watch the Livestream of the Press Conference at 1 pm on Monday, May 9
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