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2021-23 settlement reports

Unofficial settlements reported as of May 23, 2022.

Official settlements reported as of April 25, 2022.

2021-23 teacher and ESP costing

Costing is a critical part of the bargaining process. Your bargaining team can build both credibility and leverage by understanding the cost of your and your employer’s proposals. Using Education Minnesota’s Excel costing program allows you to:

  • Calculate the cost of annual steps and lanes.
  • Determine the cost and affordability of proposals.
  • Show the impact of changes to insurance, extra-curricular salary, pension contributions and other compensation items on total cost.
  • Complete the settlement report required by all locals.

Your field staff can help you if you have questions on the costing program. Send your completed settlement report with a copy of your collective bargaining agreement to your field office.

Related resources
2021-23 costing instructions
Word document, 45 KB

2021-23 costing and settlement report form
Excel document, 323 KB

2021-23 costing and settlement report form(30+ steps)
Excel document, 331 KB

2021 ESP costing and settlement report
Excel document, 226KB (updated January 2021)

Sample data request letter
Word document, 13.8KB

New TRA rates
As part of a package of legislative changes to Minnesota’s pensions passed in 2018, there is an increase in the contributions that Minnesota school districts will be paying towards employee pensions, beginning in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The documents below explain the changes and how they are treated in Education Minnesota’s updated costing. We recommend that locals use the updated costing program even if you need to copy and paste existing data into the new spreadsheet.

New TRA rates and Education Minnesota costing
PDF, 860KB

2020-21 costing example with TRA increases
Excel document, 262KB

Contract search tool and other resources

Contract search tool (education support professional and teacher contracts)

Organizing for Settlement Fund details and forms

Notice of intent to negotiate (teachers)
Word doc, 1 pg., 41KB

Notice of intent to negotiate (ESPs)
PDF, 1 pg., 33KB

Sample contract language bank
Find sample contract language for use in negotiations on hot-button issues like concurrent enrollment, student cellphone use and recording, workload and mandate limits, and more.

Sample letter opening negotiations
Word doc, 1 pg., 28KB

Sample data request letter
Word Doc, 1 pg., 31KB

Financial report and runs from the 2021 legislative session

2021-23 funding estimates 
Per-pupil funding estimates for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 generated by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research division are now available to the public. These runs provide an estimate of new revenue based on the education omnibus conference bill agreed to by House and Senate committees this week. As a reminder, the fiscal year starts July 1, so you can think about FY22 as the 2021-22 school year and so on. 

A few key points about the runs:

  • These are funding ESTIMATES by district for Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023. Please note that actual funding will be generated by actual pupils each year. Because of enrollment losses tied to the pandemic, we anticipate that these numbers are on the conservative side and could increase as students return to our districts.
  • Enter the district number in the yellow box in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and the table will populate with projections by district.
  • The columns / cells of interest have been color-coded to make it a little easier to understand. There are four main “sections” to look at:
    • In green, you’ll see general education revenue
    • In blue, special education revenue
    • In gold, “other” categories of revenue (safe schools, concurrent enrollment, ECFE)
    • In orange, total new revenue from all categories of funding
  • The most important numbers to look at are the summary of year-over-year increases in each section of the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet shows the line items for each section comparing new money from the special session columns to a “base” number. “Base” year funding is the money a district could have anticipated getting if nothing changed during the session. A district might have written a budget based on these assumptions, so it can be instructive to see how much they are getting beyond what they had anticipated. We advise locals to look at the increases in total on a year-over-year basis because that’s what districts have to work with as their actual operating budgets.

Salary schedules

Below are master spreadsheets with all available salary schedules throughout the state. Each schedule is found on a different tab in the spreadsheet. To navigate to the tab with the district you want, right-click on the arrows at the bottom of the page next to the tabs that list each district name. Use the pop-up menu to navigate to the district of your choice.

Salary schedule increase by faculty size

We are in the process of redesigning this database. Some of the data from our reports is available in other formatting. Please contact Maureen Fourre or Andrea Cecconi with any data requests until the new database is launched.

Unofficial salary schedule increase data

We are in the process of redesigning this database. Some of the data from our reports is available in other formatting. Please contact Maureen Fourre or Andrea Cecconi with any data requests until the new database is launched.

Other reports and data

Negotiations and school district data

We are in the process of redesigning these databases. Some of the data from our reports is available in other formatting. Please contact Maureen Fourre or Andrea Cecconi with any data requests until the new databases are launched.

Questions? Contact:

Andrea Cecconi