ADVISORY: [NEXT WEEK] Commissioner Ricker to Host a Statewide Listening Tour on the One Minnesota Education Budget

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NEXT WEEK: Commissioner Ricker to Host a Statewide Listening Tour on the One Minnesota Education Budget

ROSEVILLE, MN – During the legislative break next week, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will host a statewide listening tour to promote Governor Tim Walz’s proposed education budget. Commissioner Ricker will tour schools and visit with educators, students, administrators, parents and community leaders in Owatonna, Fairmont, New Ulm, Marshall, Montevideo, Willmar, Deer River and Grand Rapids to hear about the great work that educators and administrators are doing, and how the One Minnesota education budget will help them give the best education to our students.

The governor's budget makes a historic investment in schools to close funding gaps so that every child has a good teacher, can receive individual attention, and has access to the materials they need to develop the knowledge and skills to compete in today's economy. In total, Governor Walz’s One Minnesota education budget invests $718 million in additional pre-K through grade 12 education funding over the next two years, and $159 million in additional funding to support Minnesota’s higher education system, including $47 million in grants to students.

Monday, April 15, 2019

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Owatonna Middle School
500 15th St NE, Owatonna, MN 55060

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Fairmont High School
900 Johnson St, Fairmont, MN 56031

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

9 – 10:30 a.m.
New Ulm Middle School
414 S Payne St, New Ulm, MN 56073

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Marshall Middle School
401 S Saratoga St, Marshall, MN 56258

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Sanford Learning Center
412 South 13th Street, Montevideo, MN 56265

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lakeland Elementary School
1001 Lakeland Drive SE Willmar, MN 56201

Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:30 – 10 a.m.
King Elementary School
500 5th St SE, Deer River, MN 56636

11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Reif Center
720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Contact Wendy Hatch at, 651-582-8717 with any questions.