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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 thirtieth meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Friday, March 20, 2009 in Room 500 South of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

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


Members Excused:

ABELER, Jim

NORTON, Kim
A quorum was present.

Rep. Davnie moved that the minutes from March 19, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF1001 (Demmer) - A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing state grants to leverage quality improvements in K-12 education; appropriating money. (Informational hearing)

Rep. Demmer presented HF1001.

Testifying on behalf of HF1001 was:

Mr. Brian Lassiter, President, Minnesota Council of Quality
Mr. Merlin Ricklefs, Quality Associates International, 3M McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor, UMD
Ms. Mary Ann Nelson, Volunteer
Handouts: "Education Criteria for Performance Excellence" Booklet
"Legislative Testimony Transcript: K-12 Performance Excellence (HF1001), Brian Lassiter, President, Minnesota Council for Quality"

Questions and discussion followed.

HF1621 (Davnie) – A bill for an act relating to education; requiring schools to develop a plan and comply with requirements on using restrictive procedures for children with disabilities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 121A.66, 121A.67, subdivision 1; Minnesota Rules, parts 3525.0210, subparts 5, 6, 9, 13, 17, 29, 30, 46, 47; 3525.1100, subpart 2, item F; 3525.2900, subpart 5.

Rep. Davnie moved that HF1621 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Davnie moved the H1621DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie presented HF1621, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF1621, were:

Ms. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Dr. Antoinette Johns, Intermediate District 916
Mr. Brad Lundell, Minnesota Administrators of Special Education
Handout: "Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc." letter
"Support HF1621" Packet

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying with concerns about HF1621, as amended, were:

Ms. Janice Ostrom, Licensed Psychologist
Ms. Amy Roberts, Director of Compliance and Assistance, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. Richard Heller, Parent

Clarifying some provisions of HF1621, as amended, was:

Dr. Richard Amado

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1621, as amended, for possible inclusion in the K-12 Education Policy omnibus bill.

HF1701 (Newton) – A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying school district obligations to children with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.57, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.03.

Rep. Newton moved that HF1701 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Newton moved the H1701DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1701, as amended, were:

Mr. Peter Martin, Minnesota School Board Association
Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Ms. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI-Minnesota
Dr. Kim Gibbons, Minnesota Administrators of Special Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Clarifying current special education procedures was:

Ms. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI- Minnesota

Testifying with concerns about HF1701, as amended, were:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Amy Roberts, Director of Compliance and Assistance, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. Richard Heller, Parent


HF553 (Dittrich) – A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for online learning providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.095, subdivision 7.

Rep. Dittrich moved that HF553 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Dittrich moved the H0553DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Dittrich presented HF553, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF553, as amended, were:

Mr. Jon Voss, Intermediate School District 287
Superintendent Don Langan, International Falls

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Mariani laid over HF553 for possible inclusion in the K-12 Education Policy Omnibus bill.

HF1179 (Mariani) – A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; making technical corrections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16A.06, subdivision 11; 120A.40; 120B.02; 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.023, subdivision 2; 120B.024; 120B.13, subdivision 1; 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 1a; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 122A.07, subdivisions 2, 3; 122A.31, subdivision 4; 123A.05; 123A.06; 123A.08; 123B.14, subdivision 7; 123B.51, by adding a subdivision; 123B.77, subdivision 3; 123B.81, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 123B.83, subdivision 3; 124D.095, subdivisions, 4, 7, 10; 124D.10; 124D.11, subdivision 9; 124D.128, subdivisions 2, 3; 124D.135, subdivision 3; 124D.15, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 124D.19, subdivisions 10, 14; 124D.522; 124D.60, subdivision 1; 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.15; 125A.28; 125A.51; 125A.62, subdivision 8; 125A.69, by adding a subdivision; 125A.744, subdivision 3; 125A.76, subdivision 1; 126C.05, subdivisions 2, 15, 20; 126C.10, subdivision 34; 126C.15, subdivisions 2, 4; 126C.40, subdivision 6; 126C.44; 127A.08, by adding a subdivision; 127A.47, subdivisions 5, 7; 134.31, subdivision 4a, by adding a subdivision; 299A.297; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 124D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 121A.27; 124D.13, subdivision 13.

Chair Mariani moved that HF1179 be recommended to pass.

Chair Mariani moved the A09-0194 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Presenting HF1179, as amended, were:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Michelle Weber, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessment, Department of Education
Dr. Beth Aune, Director of Academic Standards and High School Improvement, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. John Melick, Director of Educator Licensing, Minnesota Department of Education
Assistant Commissioner Morgan Brown, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Susan Castellano, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF1179, as amended, was:

Mr. Richard Keller, Parent

Chair Mariani laid over HF1179 for a later hearing.

The hearing was adjourned at 12:35 PM.


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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

(Informational hearing) HF1001 (Demmer) K-12 education state grants authorized to leverage quality improvements, and money appropriated. HF1621 (Davnie) Schools required to develop a plan and comply with requirements on using restrictive procedures for children with disabilities. HF1701 (Newton) School district obligations clarified to children with disabilities. HF553 (Dittrich) Online learning provider requirements modified. (Informational hearing) HF1179 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, technical corrections made.

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