Minneapolis Board of Education - Finance Committee

Minneapolis Board of Education

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
5:00 p.m. CDT

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District staff gave an update on the effort to cut $110 million from the budget with a slide presentation containing 131 slides, but only covered about 25 of them during the meeting. The remaining 100-plus slides contained the actual figures for many of the cuts, but were not discussed by the committee. Highlights include:

  • Staff is proposing to cut about 200 full-time positions, including about 70 teachers and 44 transportation workers.
  • The school triad intervention program will be scaled back with the district cutting about 350 newly created positions. Of the $21 million the district will receive in Title I federal funding next year, $6.3 million will go toward funding a scaled-down intervention program centered on helping students who most need it.
  • Board members expressed concern over cutting 5th grade music and mental health services.


Edited and summarized by the Minneapolis - MN Documenters Team

Note-taking by Al Zdon


By Jackie Renzetti 3/19/2024

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Minneapolis Board of Education

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(612) 668-0000


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The Minneapolis Board of Education, or School Board, is the elected body responsible for governing finances and policies, establishing and monitoring the strategic direction and goals, and hiring and evaluating the district’s superintendent, who serves as the district’s chief executive.

The School Board is comprised of nine directors, elected by Minneapolis voters, and two student representatives who are appointed. The superintendent also serves as an ex-officio member of the board. Board members serve four-year terms, beginning in January after being elected in November. Each year in January, the school board selects its leadership, which includes a chair, vice-chair, clerk, and treasurer.


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