Governor Dayton is going before an audience of Minnesota school leaders ahead of an academic year in which districts can expect more money from the state. Dayton’s appearance at a school superintendent conference today (TUE) will offer a chance to recap the education funding boost in the new state budget. More than $485-million in new money over the next two years is bound for public schools and early childhood programs. All schools will see an increase in their per-pupil aid both years. And beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, every district that wants to offer all-day kindergarten will get state aid to cover those costs.
Pictured is Governor Dayton signing the Education Bill earlier this year.