Public school advocates press Minn. lawmakers for special ed, mental health support


ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - School district officials pressured Minnesota lawmakers Monday to approve more funding to help with the increasing costs for special education services and mental health support, but they face a Legislature divided over how much to spend.

In late April, the DFL-led House passed $3.5 billion in extra K-12 education funding over the next three years. One day later, the Republican-controlled Senate approved its own plan that spends $32 million over the same period, roughly 1 percent of the House's proposal.... Read more


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