ST. MICHAEL – State Rep. Walter Hudson, R-Albertville, has authored bills to provide local schools with fairer state funding and discussed them during a legislative forum Tuesday at STMA High School.
Hudson said area students continue to be deprived educational opportunities because local districts have been at the bottom of the state’s per pupil education funding formula for years. In response, he authored one bill to deliver general education disparity aid and another to establish a minimum revenue guarantee.
“Local students are placed at a disadvantage because the state’s funding formula favors metro and suburban area school districts, plain and simple,” Hudson said. “We owe it to our children to level the playing field and help them achieve both in the classroom and in life. That is what I am working to accomplish with these bills.”
Hudson said Sen. Eric Lucero, R-St. Michael, is authoring companions to his bills.