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Article XI, § 8 of the Minnesota Constitution states that "the net interest and dividends arising from the (permanent school) fund shall be distributed to the different school districts of the state in a manner prescribed by law." This means that every public school district and charter school in Minnesota annually receives funding from the Permanent School Fund (PSF) based on student enrollment and current size of the fund. This funding is in addition to the general education aid that the state provides to all school districts.

Distributions derived from the Permanent School Fund provide resources for educational supplies, designing and modeling school curricula, teacher salaries, extracurricular activities, establishing and maintaining quality facilities, and everything else that makes Minnesota's schools among the top-performing, most rigorous schools in the country. The revenue generated from school trust lands is used exclusively for the benefit of Minnesota's schoolchildren without question, without exception, and in perpetuity.

The Department of Education distributed a record $51 million during the 2023-24 school year to the state's 329 public school districts and 181 academies and charter schools.  Distributions have increased by 96% over the past ten years.  

2024 Permanent School Fund Distributions interactive map2015-2024 Permanent School Fund Distributions

Information on this page last updated 06/19/23.

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