FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014
CONTACT: Josh Collins, MDE, 651.582.8205, email@example.com
ROSEVILLE – Today, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius released the following statement after Governor Mark Dayton signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act:
“Today, I stand with students, parents, and educators across the state to say thank you to Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature for supporting and passing the Safe and Supportive Schools Act. All of our students deserve safe and supportive places where they can learn, thrive and succeed. With Governor Dayton’s signature, Minnesota will no longer have one of the weakest anti-bullying laws in the nation, but instead will have a law that states clearly that Minnesotans are committed to putting our students’ safety first.”
Facts and Information About Ebola
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide information about the Ebola virus to schools. And though, officials and health experts continue to stress that the risk to Minnesotans is currently very low, Gov Dayton and and MDH Commissioner Ehlinger have convened leaders in the health, human services and public safety sectors to develop prevention plans for our state. Call the Ebola Information Line: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.