STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:50 P.M. on March 17th, 2016, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair HERTAUS, Jerry
KRESHA, Ron, Vice Chair MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MARIANI, Carlos
ANDERSON, Paul MULLERY, Joe
ANZELC, Tom NEWTON, Jerry
BENNETT, Peggy NORNES, Bud
CHRISTENSEN, Drew PETERSON, Roz
DAVNIE, Jim QUAM, Duane
DETTMER, Bob SELCER, Yvonne
ERICKSON, Sondra SLOCUM, Linda
A quorum was present.
Representative Nornes moved the minutes of March 16th, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2721 Marquart, Independent School Districts Nos. 152, Moorhead, and 2164, Dilworth-Glyndon Felton; voluntary realignment of the school district boundaries authorized.
Representative Marquart moved HF2721 be sent to Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Marquart testified on HF2721.
Additional testifiers on HF2721:
Lynne Kovash, Superintendent, Moorhead Schools
Bryan Thygeson, Superintendent, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District 2164
Representative Loon laid over HF2721 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Presentation on the Early Learning Scholarship Report:
Hue Nguyen, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
Lisa Barnidge, Office of Early Learning, MDE
Ericca Maas, Executive Director, Parent Aware
Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Community Education and Head Start
Presentation on Career and College Program Incentives:
Lowell Matthews, Foundation for Excellence in Education
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:37 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant