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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the eighteenth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha

Members Excused:

BENSON, John

DEMMER, Randy

A quorum was not present.

Chair Mariani gave an overview of the agenda for the next two days.

Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 8:41 AM.

Rep. Abeler moved that the minutes of February 24, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Ms. Judy Randall, Office of the Legislative Auditor, presented the Charter School Evaluation Report.
Handouts: "Evaluation Report: Charter Schools" Office of the Legislative Auditor
"Charter Schools" PowerPoint Presentation

Questions and discussion followed.

Mr. Morgan Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education, responded to questions posed by members.

HF623 (Slocum) - A bill for an act relating to education; modifying charter school provisions; reviving charter school advisory council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.10.

HF935 (Slocum) – A bill for an act relating to education; modifying charter school provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 124D.10; 124D.11, subdivision 9.

Chair Mariani moved that HF935 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Chair Mariani moved the H0935DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slocum presented HF935, as amended.

Mr. Morgan Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education, and Mr. Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools presented HF935, as amended.

Questions and discussion followed.

Ms. Lisa Larson, House Research, answered questions posed by members.

Ms. Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education, answered questions posed by members.

Chair Mariani laid HF935 over until the next hearing.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF623 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified, and charter school advisory council revived. HF935 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified. A delete-everything amendment will presented to combine these two bills. This hearing will focus on overview and discussion.

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