STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart
Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:16 AM, January 24, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Slocum, Vice Chair
Woodard, GOP Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of January 22, 2013 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following groups and testifiers presented information: Minnesota Head Start Association - Gayle Kelly, Executive Director; Minnesota Community Education Association - Tom Holton, Bloomington-Richfield Community Education and Steve Brisendine, Wilmar Community Education; ServeMinnesota - Kerry Bollman, Reading Center Director and Josh Downham; Minnesota Administrators for Special Education - Jan Ormasa, Executive Director and Kim Gibbons, Executive Director of the Saint Croix River Education District; National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota - Sue Abderholden, Executive Director; Minnesota School Nutrition Association - Rachel Valesano, Nutrition Director and Elaine Keefe, lobbyist. Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentations.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.
Representative Paul Marquart, Chair
Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
Note: If there is a television recording of the meeting, links to that format will also be available.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Agenda: E-12 related programs/activities that fall under the committee's goals of 1) supporting student performance and closing achievement gaps; 2) funding adequacy; 3) funding equity; 4) special education adequacy; 5) paying back the shift; and can provide data demonstrating positive outcomes.
Minnesota Head Start Association - early learning Minnesota Community Education Association - early learning ServeMinnesota - early literacy and math competency Minnesota Administrators for Special Education - positive behavioral intervention National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota - school-based mental health services Minnesota School Nutrition Association - student nutrition