Schools for Equity in Education                                                                                                 

All public school children must have equal access to a high quality education regardless of where they live in Minnesota.

Basic Legislative Information

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General
Talking points on the main legislative platform issues 

Tax Relief and Reform
 
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Find out specific information on your SEE district! 
   

Where do you live? - Cost of the maximum school levy for each district 
Maximum allowed referendum by law plus Local Option Revenue - $2,319 per pupil. 

Where do you live? Comparison charts for each SEE district for the maximum allowed referendum by law plus local option revenue ($2,319 per pupil).

District Referendum Effort Information  
Lists each district's current school levy and the annual cost to the local taxpayer for that levy. 

Disparity Charts for SEE Districts - Charts compare the taxpayer cost and levy revenue generated for the district''s current levy.

Equalization primer- geared for legislators

SEE press release - Property tax relief will enhance educational opportunity
 

Adequate Funding

2016-17 Revenue Rankings by District (SEE districts highlighted)

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The History of the General Education Basic Formula

Basic Formula Chart - IPD and CPI
Basic Formula Chart - IPD
Basic Formula Chart - CPI 
NOTE:  Consumer Price Index (CPI) calculates inflation based on a basket of goods that a consumer would purchase.  Substitutions are allowed, such as swapping pears for apples based on availability and price.  The Implicit Price Deflator (IPD) is based on the cost of state and local government expenditures, which can be a more accurate measure of inflation than CPI  for labor intensive entities like education that face significant price pressures like decades-long double-digit increases for employee health insurance.