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Call you State Senator and Representative and Legislative Leaders (contact info below)

House and Senate Leadership are working out how much funding they will dedicate to schools for the next two years. It is critically important that they hear from you about the importance of investing in our local schools.

The message is straight forward - invest $750 million in public schools and link school funding to inflation. 

Stable, predictable funding will allow schools to invest in programming and staff to meet the needs of each and every student. $750 million in funding will allow for increases in critical areas including:

  • Increasing the number of teachers of color and American Indian teachers
  • The first increase in English Learner funding in 18 years
  • 2% annual increases in basic per pupil funding
  • Continuation of early learning investments in Voluntary Pre-kindergarten
  • Increasing access to mental health services and wrap around supports for students’ social and emotional learning needs
  • Special education funding to keep pace with cost increases

Please tell your legislators and legislative leaders which investments are important to you and please include the total of $750 million over current law in your message.

When you contact your local State Senator and Representative, ask them to urge their legislative leaders to agree to a $750 million budget target for education.

Call your State Senator and Representative - find your state legislators contact information here - https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/

Contact House and Senate Leadership
House Speaker Melissa Hortman

463 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155


E-mail: rep.melissa.hortman@house.mn

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka
95 University Avenue W.
Minnesota Senate Bldg., Room 3113
St. Paul, MN 55155
Submit email through form - here