Our schools are Minnesota’s top priority, and our area teachers andadministrators do a wonderful job preparing our children for the future. Over the years, I have consistently supported increases ineducation funding and was happy to vote for a significant increase in K-12 funding in the latest budget cycle.
As part of this latest budget agreement, K-12 schools will receive $400 million in new funding over the next two years. It’s worth noting that Minnesota is now spending more on education funding than ever before, and every area school district is benefitting from this decision.
This past session I also supported legislation that finally began to narrow the funding disparity gap that exists between rural and inner city schools. I also voted for a number of bipartisan K-12 Education reform laws that would assist our local school districts.