General Education Formula - 1% ($65 million)
While 2% and 2% on the general education formula last session is most appreciated, districts are still making further reductions to their budgets and staff.
Continue the work; provide additional revenue on the basic education formula for the second year of the biennium.
School Safety Aid - ($30.25 million)
Minnesota schools have done some good work to keep students safe, but inconsistency in funding has left gaps in security and the ability to proactively address student's mental health needs.
Continue the work; make permanent the 2019 school safety
aid in order to hire social workers, counselors and other
licensed mental health professionals.
Special Education Cross-Subsidy - ($68.5 million)
Last session's appropriation holds the cross-subsidy relatively flat in FY20 and FY21, but the cross-subsidy is projected to rise to $724 million in FY21 if the Legislature doesn't pursue additional legislation over the next two years.
Continue the work; decrease the special education cross-
subsidy by 5 percent.