Problems and Progress with PSEO

This report describes how traditional districts and chartered public schools increased the information they provide to families about Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), after the law governing this program was modified in 2014.  The state law required all school districts and chartered public schools to provide “up to date” to families and students, grades 8-11, about PSEO.  A CSC review in 2015 found that more than 90% of districts and charters in a statewide sample were not doing this.  The Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner sent notes to all superintendents and charter directors reminding them of the law and providing sample language to use.  As this March, 2016 report notes, there was considerable progress.  Nevertheless, as of late fall, 2017, families in some communities report they are receiving inaccurate or incomplete information.  So more work needs to be done.