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FORTY-SECOND MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND 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 forty-second meeting to order at 8:32 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:


Members present:


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

Members Excused:

DITTRICH, Denise

A quorum was not present.

Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Teaching, presented an update on rulemaking for the Board of Teaching.
Handouts: PowerPoint presentation "Board of Teaching Rulemaking Updates"
"2009-2010 Board of Teaching Goals"

Rep. Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 8:45 AM. A quorum was present.

Questions and discussion followed.

HF 2703 (Greiling) - A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying rulemaking authority of the Board of Teaching; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF 2703 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, and Elections.

Rep. Greiling presented HF 2703.

Testifying on behalf of HF 2703 was:

Ms. Debby Belfry, Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Administrators

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying with information regarding Minnesota’s Race to the Top application was:

Assistant Commissioner Karen Klinzing, Minnesota Department of Education

Testifying with concerns about HF 2703 was:

Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Education

Rep. Greiling renewed her motion that HF 2703 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2880 (Kath) – A bill for an act relating to education; amending requirement for GRAD retakes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

Rep. Kath moved that HF 2880 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Kath presented HF 2880.

Testifying with concerns about HF 2880 was:

Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Kath renewed his motion that HF 2880 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Demmer moved that the minutes from February 17, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.




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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR




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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Board of Teaching rulemaking update.

Bills Added:
  • HF2703 (Greiling) - Board of Teaching rulemaking authority clarified.
  • HF2880 (Kath) - Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma requirement for retakes amended.
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