Gov. Dayton stops in Rochester to push emergency education funding
ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -
Governor Mark Dayton takes his education funding push to Rochester, visiting an elementary school as he tries to convince lawmakers to send emergency money to schools.
Gov. Dayton will visit Franklin Elementary Wednesday afternoon, as he continues his efforts to pass a $137.9 million school aid package for the next school year. According to his office, Rochester schools are one of at least 33 districts in Greater Minnesota facing budget deficits.
RPS Superintendent Michael Muñoz has said the district faces a one point six million dollar crunch.
Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester, have hinted that these deficits aren't of the state's doing, and aren't sure there's enough surplus to fund the proposal.
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