Following up on our spring 2020 survey, LeadMN followed up with students on how the pandemic was impacting them. From November 24 through December 8, over 8,200Minnesota State community and technical college students responded.
During the fifth special legislative session of the year the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate passed a $1.9 billion bonding bill, the largest in state history. Included was $90 million for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement and projects at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
With the election less than two weeks away, our attention will quickly turn to the upcoming legislative session and how that will impact students access to quality affordable education in Minnesota. This conversation comes at a time when students are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that the Board of Trustees makes decisions with a sense of empathy and urgency.