Ask MN Legislature for a Special Session!

Updated: Jun 6

Advocate for a strong ELL funding package built on the Governor’s Budget recommendations and proposals heard in the House K-12 Finance committee.


English Language Learning (ELL) programs and services have been historically underfunded. The case to invest in ELL services is strong and clear: the state is not adequately funding the services that English Language learners and families need.


Click the button below to contact the MN Legislature in two easy steps or scroll down to fill out the form right now!




LatinoLEAD Supports:

  • An increase in the basic ELL per pupil funding formula

  • An increase in the ‘Concentration Factor” which increases the per pupil funding where there are higher concentrations of ELL students at a school site

  • Establishment of a new, enriched, formula for ELL students with interrupted academic experiences (SLIFE)

  • Linking the ELL formulas (basic and concentration) to the general education formula so that increases to the general education formula drive an increase to the ELL formulas

  • Increased accountability for effective use of ELL funding at the school district and state agency level.

Help us in support of HF 4300, (Rep. Davnie) House omnibus K-12 Finance bill.

We’re just a few critical steps away from solidifying this recommendation.


HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR MORE ELL & SPECIAL SERVICE FUNDING.

  1. Fill out the form below to send the letter to the MN Legislature in 2 easy steps!

  2. Write a letter to your local newspapers using your own experiences

  3. Ask friends and family to do the same!



Template to as MN Legislature to support HF 4300:


Dear Senator:


I am writing to ask you to support a Special Session to complete negotiations on the $1 billion 2022-23 school funding package agreed to by the Governor and Legislative leaders before the close of the 2022 Legislative session.

Passage of the 2022 school funding bill is needed to prevent schools across the state from adopting school budgets cuts that reduce services and force staff lay-offs to balance their budgets for the next school year.

The Governor and House leadership have indicated they are willing to finish the job in a short special session. Please join them.


I am calling on you to do whatever it takes to support a special session to finish the job. We need a school funding package that prevents school budget cuts and staff lay-offs for the 2022-23 school year!




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