STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
JOINT HOUSE/SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart
Chair, Senator Charles Wiger
Senator Wiger, Chairing the Joint Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:17AM, March 5th, 2014 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
House Education Finance Committee Members present:
Slocum, Vice Chair
Woodard, GOP Lead
Senate E-12 Finance Division Members present:
Johnson, Vice Chair
Nienow, GOP Lead
Senate E-12 Finance Division Members absent:
A quorum was present.
The School Facilities Financing Working Group report was presented. The following people testified:
Dr. Tom Melcher and Rose Hermodson, Minnesota Department of Education; Mark Bollinger, Chief Administrative Officer, Minneapolis Public Schools, Working Group Co-Chair; Superintendent Bob Indihar, Moose Lake School District and Minnesota Association of School Administrators Working Group Co-Chair; Superintendent Connie Hayes, Intermediate School District 916; Heather Nosan, Project Manager, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District and the Minnesota School Facilities Association; Carol Nielsen, Director of Finance, Mounds View School District; Superintendent Daniel Jett, West Metro Education Program; Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts; Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools; Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association; and Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association.
Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentation of the report.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45AM.
Representative Paul Marquart, Chair
Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant