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FIRST JOINT MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the K-12 Education Finance Division, and Representative Paul Rosenthal, Vice-Chair of the Early Childhood Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm on October 29, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

K-12 Policy and Oversight Members Present:

Mariani (Chair)
Kath (Vice-Chair)
Benson
Brynaert
Davnie
Dittrich
Greiling
Norton
Obermueller
Swails

K-12 Finance Members Present:

Greiling (Chair)
Anderson, P.
Benson
Brown
Davnie
Dettmer
Dittrich
Garofalo
Mariani
Slocum
Swails

Early Childhood Members Present:

Rosenthal (Vice-Chair)
Greiling
Laine
Mack
Mariani

K-12 Policy and Oversight Members Excused:

Abeler
Demmer
Doepke
Downey
Faust
Loon
McFarlane
Murdock
Newton
Nornes
Peterson
Slawik

K-12 Finance Members Excused:

Ward (Vice-Chair)
Anzelc
Buesgens
Demmer
Doepke
Marquart
McFarlane
Morgan
Newton
Tillberry

Early Childhood Members Excused:

Slawik (Chair)
Bly
Buesgens
Downey
Hamilton
Jackson
Peterson
Nornes
Ward

A quorum was not present.

The committee heard testimony on Minnesota’s Race to the Top Application from:

David Shreve, Federal Affairs Counsel, National Conference of State Legislatures, discussed the federal program requirements and gave analysis on Minnesota’s ability to meet them as well as the effects were funding to be received.

Karen Klinzing, Assistant Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), elaborated on answers to questions posed beforehand by the joint committee to MDE regarding Minnesota’s application.

Charlie Kyte, Executive Director Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), provided observations on Race to the Top by MASA members.

Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), provided advice to the committee from the perspective of MSBA.

Kate Jackson, Director of Field Services Education Minnesota (EdMn), stated concerns EdMn has with Race to the Top and MDE’s application process.

Question and answer followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 pm.


Representative Carlos Mariani, CHAIR




Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant




Representative Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant




Representative Paul Rosenthal, VICE-CHAIR




Matthew M. Collie
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Minnesota's Race to the Top Grant Application

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