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THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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, called the thirty-eighth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, February 9, 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
BENSON, John
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DEMMER, Randy
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
KATH, Kory
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NORNES, Bud
NEWTON, Jerry
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora


Members Excused:

DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise

A quorum was not present.

Chair Mariani welcomed members back to committee for the 2010 session, gave an overview of committee for the year, and the agenda for today.
Handout: "Chair’s Objectives" Rep. Carlos Mariani.

A quorum was present at 8:43 AM.

Rep. Mariani welcomed the committee’s new pages, Mr. Andrew Lee, and Ms. Margot Bieging.

Education advocates testifying to their 2010 legislative agendas were:

Ms. Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Bob Wedl, Education Evolving
Handout: "Education Evolving: Testimony provided to the MN House of Representatives"
Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Mr. Lee Schmitt and Mr. Kent Gordon, Minnesota Science Teachers Association
Handout: "Minnesota Science Teachers Assocation (MnSTA) 2010 Legislative Platform"
Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch
Handout: "EdWatch: Education for a Free Nation"
Mr. Peter Noll, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Mr. Grathwol introduced members of the Minneapolis Citywide Student Government who were participating in a Day at the Capitol.
Mr. Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Mr. Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School District
Handouts: "AMSD Position on the Integration Revenue Program" and "Invest in Education: Our Future Depends on it!" Brochure
Ms. Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Mr. Roger Aronson, Minnesota State High School League and Elementary and Secondary Principals’ Associations

Rep. Kath moved to approve the minutes of April 7, 2009, May 27, 2009, January 6, 2010, and January 19, 2010. 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:

Committee member 2010 K-12 policy priorities Testimony from education groups on 2010 K-12 policy recommendations. Those interested in testifying should contact Christina Gosack, Committee Administrator, at 651-296-5524.

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