STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the fourth meeting to order at 8:34 AM on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
A quorum was not present.
Chair Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 8:36 AM. A quorum was present.
Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes of January 15, 2009 be adopted, as amended by Rep. Obermueller. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES, AS AMENDED, WERE ADOPTED.
Education advocates presented on their organizations’ top priorities for 2009.
Testifying on their top priorities were:
Mr. Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Handout: "Building Our Economy b y Educating Our Future: 2009 Legislative Platform"
Ms. Mary Gilbert Dougherty, Saint Paul Public Schools
Handout: "Saint Paul Public Schools: Office of the Superintendent of Schools" packet with supporting documents
Minneapolis Councilmember Don Samuels, Hope Collaborative
Handout: "Hope Collaboration Testimony"
Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Handouts: "2009 Legislative Platform: Minnesota School Boards Association" packet
"Legislative Mandates (2009)"
Mr. Bob Wedl, Education Evolving
Handout: "Education Evolving: Comments of Bob Wedl, Senior Associate, Education Evolving"
Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Mr. Roger Aronson, Elementary School Principals, Secondary School Principals, Minnesota State High School League
Ms. Stacia Smith, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Charlie Kyte, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Chair Mariani informed the committee that the Thursday, Jan. 22nd meeting has been cancelled, and the committee will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 8:30 AM.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant