Minn. law allows school boards to convert some tax dollars

07/30/2013 | Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

New state legislation in Minnesota allows local school boards to convert varying amounts of voter-approved tax funds into funding sources for schools. Officials said the changes are meant to reduce funding disparities among districts and assist those districts that may lack voter support for new taxes. However, critics question whether schools should be able to appropriate the funds without voter approval. Many local school boards are expected in the coming weeks to consider whether to convert the funds in their districts.

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