STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SIXTH 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 fifty-sixth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
BRYNAERT, Kathy NORNES, Bud
DAVNIE, Jim NEWTON, Jerry
DOWNEY, Keith NORTON, Kim
FAUST, Tim OBERMUELLER, Mike
KATH, Kory PETERSON, Sandra
MCFARLANE, Carol SLAWIK, Nora
MURDOCK, Mark SWAILS, Marsha
BENSON, John GREILING, Mindy
DEMMER, Randy LOON, Jenifer
A quorum was not present.
Chair Mariani explained the agenda for the day.
Ms. Lisa Larson, House Research, gave an overview of the Federal School Improvement Grant program.
Testifying to the Federal School Improvement Grant program and Minnesota’s list of "Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools" were:
Ms. Lisa Shellum, Principal/Superintendent, Butterfield-Odin Public Schools
Ms. Jannette Kester, School Board Chair, East Central
Mr. Eldon Sparby, Principal, Greenbush-Middle River School District
Mr. Shane Kilen, Board Member, Greenbush-Middle River School District
Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 9:17 AM.
Rep. Kath moved that the minutes of April 7, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Continuing the testimony to the Federal School Improvement Grant program and Minnesota’s list of "Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools" were:
Mr. Carl Remmers, Superintendent, Cass Lake-Bena School District
Mr. Tony Simmons, Development Director, High School for the recording Arts Charter School
Superintendent Keith Lester, Brooklyn Center Public Schools
Mr. Bryan Bass, Principal, Brooklyn Center High School
Mr. Ralph Elliott, Board Chair, Urban Academy Charter School
Mr. Bob DeBoer, Founder, New Visions Charter School
Ms. Joann, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals
Handouts: PowerPoint presentation: "Butterfield-Odin Public School District 836"
Cass Lake-Bena Schools letter to the House K-12 Education Policy and Oversight committee
PowerPoint presentation: "Minnesota Department of Education School Improvement Grants"
The hearing was adjourned at 10:11 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI
Committee Legislative Assistant