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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTIETH FIRST MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

March 29, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2015-2016
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM on March 29, 2016, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
BENNETT, Peggy Vice Chair
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
DAVNIE, Jim
FLANAGAN, Peggy
KRESHA, Ron
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
PIERSON, Nels
SELCER, Yvonne
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn
WHELAN, Abigail
WILLS, Anna
YARUSSO, Barb



Members excused:
NONE

Representative Erickson called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lucero moved that the minutes of March 24, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3132 (Erickson): Teacher Shortage Act created, and money appropriated.

Representative Erickson introduced HF3132.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF3132 to the committee on Education Finance.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified in favor of HF3132.

Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principle Association, testified in favor of HF3132.

Aaron Schumacher, Teacher Zumbrota School’s, testified in favor of HF3132.

David Wedin, 5th Grade Teacher Milaca Elementary, testified in favor of HF3132.

Beth Giese, Superintendent Cannon Falls Public Schools, testified in favor of HF3132.

Dr. Kate Mcguire, Superintendent ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools, testified in favor of HF3132.

Ryan Stromberg, Director of Human Resources Spring Lake Park High Schools, testified in favor of HF3132.

Cyndy Crist, MACTE Legislative and Policy Liaison, testified in favor of HF3132.

Paul Durand, Education Minnesota, testified in favor of HF3132.

Peter Grimm, Rockford Area Schools, testified in favor of HF3132.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF3132 to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2805 (Fenton): Grow Your Own teacher residency pilot program established.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF2805 to the committee on Education Finance.

Representative Erickson moved the author’s amendment H2805A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton introduced HF2805.

Molly Sullivan, Coordinator Minneapolis Residency Program, testified in favor of HF2805.

Deborah Dillon, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota, testified in favor of HF2805.

Joseph Bloedoorn, Resident Teacher at Lyndale Community School, testified in favor of HF2805.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion to re-refer HF2805, as amended, to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson brought forward testifiers for HF3313 (Christensen), to speak unofficially to the bill.

Brandon Brooks, Student at the University of The Minnesota, unofficially testified in favor of HF3313.

Zach Correia, Minnesota Youth Council, unofficially testified in favor of HF3313.

HF3167 (Dettmer): Congressional Medal of Honor focus in character development education encouraged.

Representative Erickson moved to pass HF3167 place on the General Register.

Tiffany Kovaleski, testified in favor of HF3167.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion that HF3167 pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:00 A.M.

The committee reconvened at 4:45 P.M.

HF3543 (Hertaus): Education Commissioners authority to adopt desegregation and integration rules.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF3543 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Hertaus testified in favor of HF3543.

Paul Durand, Superintendent ISD 883, testified in favor of HF3543.

Peter Grimm, Principal Rockford ISD 883, testified in favor of HF3543.

Brad Lundell, Executive Director Schools for Equity in Education, testified in favor of HF3543

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF 3543 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3627 (Ward): Perpich Center for the Arts Education board structure amended

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF3627 to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Erickson moved the amendment H3627A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ward testified in favor of HF3627.

Brittany Edwards, Evaluator at Hennepin County, testified in favor of HF3627.

Cornelius Rish, Crosswinds Teacher, testified in favor of HF3627.

Mary Schafel, Director of Minnesota Music Educators Association (double check title), testified in favor of HF3627.

Jeanne Iverson, retired Perpich Senior Librarian, testified in favor of HF3627.

Barbara Hackett-Cox, Generalist Educator, former Perpich Staffer, testified in favor of HF3627.

Pierce McMally, Chairman of the Board Perpich Center, testified in favor of HF3627, asked that legislative response wait for report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

Susan Mau-Larson, Representative of Perpich Center Board, testified in support of the Perpich Center, requested stay of action pending report by Legislative Auditor.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF3627, as amended, to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee recessed at 6:10 P.M.

The Committee reconvened at 6:11 P.M.

Representative Mariani moved that the Education Innovation Policy Committee reconsider HF3543.

Representative Erickson seconded the motion to reconsider HF3543. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dr. Kimberly Matier, West Metro Education Program, testified on HF3543, citing potential changes.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF 3543. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee recessed at 6:17 P.M.

The Committee reconvened at 7:49 P.M.

HF2778 (Erickson): Deaf and hard of hearing and the blind and visually impaired advisory committees report modified.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF2778 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Beth Fraser, Commission of Deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of Hearing Minnesota, testified in favor of HF2778.

Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education, testified in favor of HF2778.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF2778 for possible inclusion in an omnibus. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3586 (Erickson): Parent’s responsibility to educate a child clarified.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF3586 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson testified in favor of HF3586.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF3586 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2671 (Lucero): Student data access.

Representative Erickson moved to take HF2671 off the table, and lay it over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF2671 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3313 (Christensen): Student Discipline Working Group established, review of Minnesota’s Pupil Dismissal Act.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF3313 to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Erickson moved the H3313A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principle Association, testified in favor HF3313.

Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education, testified in favor of HF3313.

Joshua Crosson, MinnCan, testified to inclusion and representation of minority groups in working group proposal.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion to re-refer HF3313, as amended, to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson moved to place HF3586 on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3204 (Erickson): Charter school provisions technical and grammatical corrections made

Representative Erickson moved to pass HF3204 and place on the General Register.

Representative Erickson moved the A16-0937 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to pass HF3204, as amended, and place on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3332 (Selcer): Struggling student pilot project.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF3332 to the committee on Education Finance.

Representative Selcer testified to HF3332.

Ann Kay, Rock-n-Read, testified in favor of HF3332.

Bill Jones, Rock-n-Read, testified in favor of HF3332.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion to re-refer HF3332 to the committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee adjourned at 8:38 P.M.



Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Tom Brennan, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills may be taken in any order. ***We will be taking HF2671 off the table from our 3/17/16 hearing and laying it over for possible inclusion. We will not be taking testimony on this bill. ***If necessary, the committee will reconvene at 4:45 p.m. or 20 minutes after the adjournment of session (if applicable) in the Basement Hearing Room if the agenda is not completed during scheduled time*** ***If you are interested in testifying, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn with the bill number you plan to testify on***

Bills Added:
  • HF2778 (Erickson) - Deaf and hard-of-hearing and the blind and visually impaired advisory committees report modified.
  • HF3543 (Hertaus) - Education commissioner's authority to adopt desegregation and integration rules for Minnesota's public schools clarified, and eligible districts defined in statute.
  • HF2805 (Fenton) - Grow Your Own teacher residency pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3132 (Erickson) - Teacher Shortage Act created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3313 (Christensen) - Student Discipline Working Group created to review the substance, application, and effect of Minnesota's Pupil Fair Dismissal Act and make recommendations to the legislature.
  • HF2671 (Lucero) - Student data access addressed, disclosure requirements affecting personally identifiable information about a student clarified, information in electronic student education records managed, student survey requirements established, and civil penalties provided.
  • HF3204 (Erickson) - Charter school provisions technical and grammatical corrections made, and erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text corrected.
  • HF3332 (Selcer) - Struggling student pilot project to help those in grades 3 to 5 read at grade level established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3167 (Dettmer) - Congressional Medal of Honor focus in character development education encouraged.
  • HF3586 (Erickson) - Parent's responsibility to educate child clarified.
  • HF3627 (Ward) - Perpich Center for Arts Education board structure amended, and additional oversight provided.
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