One Down, One to Go. The Education Policy conference committee finished up its work tonight. As stated earlier, the overall budget target has been set for the Omnibus Supplemental Budget bill and that conference committee will be convening on Saturday in hopes of finishing its work. The Education Policy conference committee covered a lot of turf tonight; striking a deal on assignment of students to Area Learning Centers and alternative programs, working out language on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations, and accepting language from both bills on the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options issue.
I will provide more details when the conference committee report and the accompanying summary become available, which will likely be early next week.