Senator Olsen Appointed To Commission

State Senator Luther Olsen has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. This first of its kind commission will look at the state’s school finance system to determine if changes could be made to better meet the needs of today’s students. Olsen says he expects they will discuss declining enrollment, and how general school aid and categorical aid are distributed. The commission will hold its first meeting this month, providing members with an in-depth briefing on the school finance system and how different funding mechanisms interact.