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School Board Approves 2025 Budget

The St. Paul Board of Education approved the school district’s proposed $1 billion 2025 budget on June 19. 

Coming on the heels of announcing major cuts, St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) said the 2025 budget represents a reduction of nearly $115 million from 2024 and includes $707 million in general fund spending.

“The majority of this shortfall is due to the expiration of American Rescue Plan (ARP) federal funding in September 2024,” John Thein, the Interim Superintendent for SPPS said in a statement. 

The District said other factors include the state funding formula, employee wages and benefits, inflation, student enrollment and a continued commitment to providing opportunities that best meet the needs of each student.  

In March, SPPS narrowly avoided a strike with the St. Paul Federation of Teachers over several budgetary issues including pay, classroom sizes and support services.

Learn more about the budget and budgeting process at

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