Education Finance Working Group

Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius named members to serve on an Education Finance Working Group charged with developing recommendations for school finance reform.  In addition to school and civic leaders, citizens and parents, the working group included sitting legislative leadership.

Established as part of Governor Dayton's Seven-Point Plan to establish better school funding, the goals of the reform proposals crafted by the working group are to:

  • Improve the adequacy, equity and stability of pre-K-12 education funding
  • Simplify education funding
  • Preserve local control
  • Close the achievement gap
  • Promote high achievement for all students
  • Direct resources closest to students, teachers and the classroom