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State-wide School Funding Information

A quality public school system creates a highly-educated work force, which is vital for the economic prosperity of Minnesota. The State of Minnesota has a constitutional obligation to ensure that all Minnesota children have equal access to a high quality education that will allow them to reach their full potential and prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century and the global economy.

Schools for Equity in Education (www.schoolsforequity.org) created a short video to help understanding the opportunity gap in education funding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thailal4iZs

Rockford Area Schools is member of this organization which works for equal access to a quality education for all of Minnesota's students regardless of where they live and the property wealth in their local school district.

Minnesota Association of School Business Officials  also presented a short video on how school funding works in Minnesota.

https://capturevideo.wistia.com/medias/eg1y3rpq27

Be sure to check the videos out!

AMSD Statement on Special Education Funding

Rockford Areas Schools is a member of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (www.amsd.org.) Recently they published a statement on funding special education—AMSD supports increased state funding for special education to ensure that all students have the resources and opportunities necessary to achieve state and federal standards. The federal government first mandated special education in 1975 when Congress required states to provide free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to all children with disabilities from the ages of 3 to 21. If the state legislators approve additional funding for special education, this will help all students with additional resources in public education. To review the entire article, click here.