MREA changed the education and legislative landscapes in 1985 when it formed to bring a unified voice for rural education at the Capitol.
2019-20 Key Issues
Get the latest news on the issues affecting Greater Minnesota schools and efforts to bring about positive change in the lives of students. Together, we can make a difference.
Funding Student Needs
Career & College Readiness
I am very happy that we became a member of MREA. I am impressed, in particular, with the webinars that update us on what is happening at the capitol. It is apparent we have a great lobbyist in Sam. I appreciate your responsiveness to concerns that I have had in the short time I have been with MREA.Bob IndiharSuperintendent, Moose Lake Schools
I love your information. I can glance at it on my mobile and read just the little bit to be informed. That’s all the time I have for. If it were longer, I wouldn’t read it.Lori DudleyBoard Member, Worthington Schools
As school leaders, we appreciate your constant efforts to communicate what is happening at the State Capitol. You help us understand when we should contact legislators with concerns from the superintendents of public schools, when to express concerns, and when to thank them for what they accomplished. Minnesota superintendents have come to depend on MREA, your leadership, and thoughtful guidance.James HessSuperintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
If someone would have told me a couple of months ago that we would see so many of the bills affecting rural schools pass through all these hurdles, I would have been shocked. Your advocacy has made this happen and I appreciate your efforts.Bryan ThygesonSuperintendent, Dilworth-Glyndon- Felton School District
I want to express my profound gratitude to MREA for promoting this new [LTFM] revenue source. I think your work and the resulting legislation are exemplars of grownup governance.Phil GrantSuperintendent, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
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