STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on February 7th, 2017, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Mariani moved that the minutes of February 2nd, 2017 be adopted. THE
HF890 Loon, Early childhood, K-12, and adult education funding provided, and money appropri-ated.
Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) staff provided an overview of the Governor’s Pro-posed
MDE Testifiers on the Governor’s Proposed Education Budget:
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations
Tom Melcher, Director of the Program Finance Division
Bobbie Burnham, Director of the Office of Early Learning Services
Other Testifiers on HF890:
Shannon Neale, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
David Heistad, Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Bloomington Public Schools
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Jamie Dukowitz, Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education, Minnesota School Psychologists Association
Sue Abderholden, Director of Development and Organizational Advancement, National Alliance on
Denise Dittrich, Executive Director, Minnesota Schools Boards Association
The meeting was adjourned at 2:43 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant