BRIEFS: Senate committee OKs school pay freeze
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools would be forced to freeze pay for two years under a bill that on Tuesday passed its first hurdle.
The Senate Education Committee approved 9-7 the bill that also would eliminate the current requirement that 2 percent of a school's budget be spent on staff development, as well as suspend a requirement that employees such as counselors and nurses be retained.
The bill faces at least one more committee hearing before it reaches a full Senate vote.
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