Gov. Tim Walz was not shy in his release of what he’s calling the “Due North” education plan, announced this week as part of his overall $52.4 billion biennial budget for Minnesota.
His plan features:
- One-time infusion of declining enrollment aid to address some of the lost pupil revenue this year
- 1% & 2.5% increases on the basic formula over the next two years
- Reducing the special education cross-subsidy
- Continuing the funding for the “school readiness plus” preschool program
In addition to these bigger ticket formula items, the Walz education plan includes numerous investments in student programs, including:
- Services aimed at helping students recovery from the pandemic
- Programs aimed at addressing racial and ethnic disparities in education
- Culturally affirming programs
- Diversification of the teaching workforce
Get a deeper dive into the Walz education plan.