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Minnesota School Districts Working for Equitable, Adequate and Sustainable Education Funding.
Welcome to SEE's Website
All public school children must have equal access to a high quality education regardless of where they live in Minnesota
quality public school system creates a highly-educated work force,
which is vital for the economic prosperity of Minnesota. The State of
Minnesota has a constitutional obligation to ensure that all Minnesota
children have equal access to a high quality education that will allow
them to reach their full potential and prepare them for the challenges
of the 21st century and the global economy that they will be competing
Who we are . . .
Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) is an association of 58 school districts throughout the state of Minnesota.
member school districts serve approximately 230,000 children,
approximately one-third of Minnesota's K-12 public school students.
districts tend to receive the minimum in state aid based on its student
population and also tend to have lower property wealth. These combined
characteristics along with the current problems in the state funding
formula result in most SEE districts receiving well below the state
average in funding.
We work for . . .
access to a quality education for all of Minnesota's students
regardless of the property wealth in their local school district.
Legislation that ensures equitable distribution of school resources.
property tax system that is fair and provides equal access to
referendum and bond revenue for low property wealth school districts,
communities and their taxpayers.
elected state officials accountable for adequate and equitable funding
and policy that enables all students to meet state and federal academic
standards and allows them to reach their highest potential.
An educated and engaged
community of parents, grandparents, community members, business leaders
– everyone who values K-12 education in Minnesota to stand up and be a
voice for our children and their schools.