Education finance

Education Policy Committee Hears School Lead Testing Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, the Education Policy Committee heard testimony on legislation to adjust and fund lead testing and remediation requirements in schools’ water systems (SF 579). Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) testified in support of the bill alongside Josh Downham of Minneapolis Public Schools, who also spoke on behalf of six educational organizations, including the Association of Metropolitan School Districts and Schools for Equity in Education.