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Gov. Dayton requests emergency school funding

Some schools are making changes to make up for budget shortfalls.

Posted: May. 2, 2018 11:10 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Governor Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers for $138 million in emergency funding for Minnesota Schools districts as many struggle with budgets.
Dayton said Tuesday to increase the state’s per-pupil funding formula by 2 percent.
Many schools across the state are considering staff and teacher layoffs to help manage the budget.
We spoke to Rochester Public School Superintendent Michael Muñoz.
“We’re hoping that this pass,” said Muñoz “But we’re preparing as if it’s not coming.”
Some Republican lawmakers said budget issues should be handled by each individual district that's encountering financial issues.

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