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Week 6 - March 16, 2020
The Legislature will meet on an on-call basis only through  
April 14  
Look Ahead
Legislative leaders issued a statement late Sunday evening indicating the Minnesota Legislature will continue its work, but by alternate means. Committees and and floor sessions will be on an on-call basis through April 14.

In Review
Governor Walz introduced the supplemental budget last week. After replenishing the budget reserve with $491 million, the Governor prioritizes emergency response and critical preparedness needs across Minnesota.
Of note to school districts, Walz's bill provides mental health funding to enable school districts to hire additional licensed mental health and support professionals.

On Sunday, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order (20-02) closing all K-12 schools through March 27. The closures will allow districts to plan for continuity of education during the COVID-19 pandemic for the purpose of preserving the health, safety, and lives of Minnesota's students, educators, and the broader public. On Sunday evening, the Department of Education released a FAQ on the the school closures. For more detailed information, please visit www.mnmsba.org

Education Bill Introductions

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Note: The House and Senate will both have Floor sessions Monday at 11:00 AM. We will keep you updated on any new information. Please watch Twitter for updates.  
   
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2020 MSBA Day at the Capitol
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