Sam Villella Profile picture
Jun 8 9 tweets 6 min read
#SpecialEducation #CrossSubsidy 🧵
The Minnesota legislature is failing our school districts, students and communities by not fully funding the required special education services our schools must deliver #mnleg @msba @amsdmn <1>
With an unprecedented $9.3 billion surplus this year, the Minnesota legislature should finally fully fund its obligation to special education in our state. To this point, the state has failed its obligation leaving Minnesota’s public schools with an unfunded mandate. <2>
Schools are forced to borrow from their general funds, taking dollars meant for general classrooms to provide these required services. Each year, this “cross-subsidy” for school districts grows and all of our schools and students suffer. <3>
My children attend @SLP_Schools where I am also a school board member. This year, the Spring Lake Park Schools “cross subsidy “was $5.8 million. Next year, it’s estimated to grow to more than $7 million. <4>
Each year, the district has diverted funds that would be used in general classroom to cover these costs. Clearly, this is not sustainable. Many districts cut programs or go to the voters to ask for additional funding through levies. <5>
With a state-wide budget surplus, this should not be the case. Education needs to be a priority in St Paul. Our children, our schools and our communities depend on it. <6>
Please reconvene and work to make progress toward funding that eliminates the Special Education Cross-Subsidy for all Minnesota schools. @rcchamberlain1 @JuliaEColeman @ZachDuckworth @SenatorEichorn @ChuckWiger @jdavnie @RuthForHouse @RepHassan <7>
. @threadreaderapp unroll

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Sam Villella

Sam Villella Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!