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State says $280,000 more coming to Bemidji Area Schools

BEMIDJI -- The state of Minnesota is touting its $54 million in new education investments by stating that Bemidji Area Schools will benefit with more than $280,000 in new monies this school year.

The Bemidji School District is slated to receive $285,073 in new funding this school year due to legislation passed during the 2014 session, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Education.

The increased funding is for student aid, early learning programs, nutritious breakfast and lunches and other measures, the release said.

Statewide, $660 million was invested in education from early learning to grade 12 throughout the last two years., the MDE stated. Bemidji Public Schools will receive $3,449,866 in new school funding as a result of the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions. Those new funds are ongoing increases that will continue to provide better resources for Bemidji students and teachers into the future. In addition, the state paid back the $2.8 billion previously borrowed from schools, also known as the school shift.