Assistant Director, School Finance
Minnesota Department of Education
Terri Yetter is the Director of the School Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The division provides support to state policymakers in developing and evaluating education finance policy; implements the state’s pre-K through grade 12 education finance program by determining state aid entitlements and property tax levy limitations for local education agencies; maintains the state’s Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS), Minnesota Automated Reporting for Students System (MARSS), and Special Education Data Reporting Application (SEDRA); administers agency programs relating to school facilities, pupil transportation, and school district organization; provides financial management assistance to local education agencies; and conducts financial audits on data driving school aids and levies.
Terri has 30 years of experience in the School Finance Division at MDE. She holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, with a concentration in public finance and economic analysis. Before joining MDE, Terri worked for the Iowa Legislative Fiscal Bureau as a legislative fiscal analyst for the education funding committees.