Senator Erik Simonson Announces Support for Governor Dayton’s Pre-K Funding Request
St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) today announced his support for Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to make permanent a previous one-time appropriation for voluntary pre-Kindergarten. If the Legislature takes no action, significant funding for the Duluth Public School District will run out.
“Governor Dayton’s commitment to supporting the smallest Minnesotans is second to none,” said Sen. Simonson. “By investing in pre-K, we will better prepare our future workforce to compete in a global economy. This proposal will improve the lives of families in Duluth and across our state.”
Local one-time funds approved in a previous legislative session are as follows:
Duluth Public School District
Approx. 20 pre-K students
Received $100,098 in one-time spending