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

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Kory Kath, Vice-Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the twenty-eighth meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

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


Members Excused:

LOON, Jenifer


A quorum was present.

Rep. Newton moved the minutes that the from March 18, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF1665 (Swails) - A bill for an act relating to education; creating a best practices center for shared services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 6.78.

Rep. Swails moved that HF1665 be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Swails and Rep. McFarlane presented HF1665.
Handouts: "Minnesota School Food Buying Group"
"Minnesota School Food Buying Group" Brochure
"MSFBG Acceptance Procedures"
"Providers Shared Services" Packet
"Sample Pricing" chart
"Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce: 2008 Shared Services Survey of Ramsey County Cities, Schools Districts, County and City of Oakdale" Booklet

Testifying on behalf of HF1665 were:

Mr. Lee Warne, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Education Assocation
Mr. Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative
Ms. Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Assocation of School Business Officials, Minnesota Assocation of School Administrators, Intermediate School Districts
Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Boards Assocation

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Swails renewed her motion that HF1665 be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1630 (Kalin) – A bill for an act relating to education; creating a schedule for aligning assessments to academic standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

Chair Kath moved that HF1630 be recommended to pass.

Chair Kath moved the H1630DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kalin presented HF1630, as amended.

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying against HF1630, as amended, were:

Mr. Tom Boatman, Research and Assessment Division, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms Jennifer Dugan, Research and Assessment Division, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Kath laid over HF1630, as amended, for possible inclusion in the K-12 Education Policy Omnibus bill.

Testifying on the importance of approaching K-12 policies with an eye toward diversity in education was:

Ms. Betty Ellison Harpole, Citizen

The hearing was adjourned at 10:05 AM.




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REP. KORY KATH, VICE CHAIR




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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. HF1630 (Kalin) Schedule established for aligning assessments to academic standards.

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