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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FOURTH MEETING - Education Finance

January 17, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. on January 17th, 2017, in Room Five of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
ANSELMO, Dario
ERICKSON, Sondra
JURGENS, Tony
KRESHA, Ron
MARQUART, Paul
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama


Members Excused:

MARIANI, Carlos
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Peterson moved that the minutes of January 11th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved that the minutes of January 12th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Department of Education, gave an overview on early childhood education issues and a presentation on voluntary pre-k pilot program.

Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and MDE staff took questions from members.

Other testifiers:
Mary Gilbert, St Paul Public Schools
Ericca Maas, Close Gaps By Five
Karen DeVos, Early Childcare Professional, Ada, MN

The meeting was adjourned at 2:39 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Overview of early childhood education issues and MDE presentation on implementation of voluntary pre-K pilot program

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