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Education Reform

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 14, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION REFORM

MINUTES

A quorum was present and Representative Erickson, Chair of the Education Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 AM on February 14, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ERICKSON, Sondra, Chair
DOEPKE, Connie, Vice Chair
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, John
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAVNIE, Jim
GREILING, Mindy
KATH, Kory
KIEFFER, Andrea
KIEL, Debra
MARIANI, Carlos
MCFARLANE, Carol
MORAN, Rena
MURDOCK, Mark
MYHRA, Pam
NORTON, Kim
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
PETERSEN, Branden
PETERSON, Sandra
TILLBERRY, Tom
WOODARD, Kelby

No members were excused.

Representative Peterson, S, moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 9, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, and digital learning provided.

Chair Erickson moved that HF 2127 be recommended to pass and be placed on the general register. Representative Myhra moved the H2127DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra presented the bill and stood for questions.

Representative Greiling moved to send HF 2127 to the Committee on Education Finance and requested a roll call. No action was taken.

The committee heard testimony on the bill.

Testifiers:

Heather Clayton Staker, Innosight Institute, Senior Research Fellow
Christy Hovanetz, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Senior Policy Fellow
Jo Vos, Office of the Legislative Auditor, Program Evaluation Specialist
Mitch Pearlstein, Center of the American Experiment, President
John Bacal, Achievement Now, Founding Partner
Tracy Quarnstrom, Wolf Creek Online High School, Director/Superintendent
Eugene Piccolo, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, Executive Director
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education, Government Relations
Karen Balmer, Board of Teaching, Executive Director
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association, Lobbyist
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota, Lobbyist

The testifiers stood for questions.

Chair Erickson noted that the final motion would refer HF 2127 to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Mariani moved orally to amend the H2127DE4 amendment.

The amendment is as follows:

Page 6, line 6.3, reinstate "deliver" and delete "must supervise but need not be physically present for the delivery of"
Page 6, line 6.11, reinstate "deliver" and delete "supervise the delivery of"
Page 6, line 6.12, delete "but is not required to be physically present during the delivery of that instruction"

Representative Myhra accepted the amendment "as a friendly amendment."

There is a technical amendment to H2127DE4.

The amendment is as follows:

Page 7, line 7.8, delete "this" and insert "(a)" after "paragraph"
Page 7, line 7.10, delete "(b)" and insert "(d)" in its place
Page 7, line 7.21, delete "certification"

Chair Erickson moved to adopt the oral amendment and the technical amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Chair Erickson renewed the motion that HF 2127, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1524 (Mariani) Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.

Representative Mariani moved that HF 1524 be recommended to pass and be placed on the general register. Representative Mariani presented the bill and stood for questions.

The committee heard testimony on the bill.

Testifier:

Roger Aronson, Minnesota School Principals Association, Attorney

The testifier stood for questions.

Representative Mariani renewed the motion that HF 1524 be recommended to pass and be placed on the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 AM.



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REP. SONDRA ERICKSON, CHAIR



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Melissa Hackenmueller
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
  • HF1524 (Mariani) - Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.
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