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TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Education Finance

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. on March 15th, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna



A quorum was present.

Representative Jurgens moved that the minutes of March 14th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2104 Zerwas, Compensatory education revenue modified.

Representative Loon moved that that HF2104 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF2104.

Additional testifiers on HF2104:
Greg Hein, Executive Director of Business Services, ISD 728
Cory Franson, Director of Community Engagement and Community Education, ISD 728

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF2104 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1963 Lohmer, School district bond proceed use clarified.

Representative Loon moved that HF1963 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Lohmer testified on HF1963.

Additional testifiers on HF1963:
Alison Komarek, Taxpayer and Parent, Stillwater School District
Krista Thomas, Taxpayer and Parent, Stillwater School District
Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Grace Keliher, Director, Minnesota School Boards Association
Carl Blondin, Taxpayer and Parent, Stillwater Schools Boards

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1963 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF2145 Neu, Nonpublic pupil aid calculation modified.

Representative Loon moved that HF2145 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative New testified on HF2145.

Additional testifiers on HF2145:
Jennifer Cassidy, Principal, Annunciation School, Minneapolis
Kari Staples, Principal, St Alphonsus School, Brooklyn Center

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF2145 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF535 Baker, Independent School District No 347, Wilmar; extended time revenue calculation for summer instruction modified for pupils in on-site education programs.

Representative Loon moved that HF535 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Baker testified on HF535.

Additional testifiers on HF535:
Linda Bahe, Administrator, Prairie Lakes Schools
Darrin Anderson, Social Studies Teacher, Prairie Lakes Schools

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF535 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The Education Finance Committee recessed at 2:46 P.M.

Representative Jenifer Loon reconvened the Education Finance Committee at 3:08 P.M. in the Basement Committee Room.

HF1324 Metsa, Education Innovation Partners Cooperative Center appropriation availability ex-tended.

Representative Loon moved that HF1324 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Loon moved the H01324A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Metsa testified on HF1324, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF1324, as amended:
Joe Silko, Executive Director, Education Innovations Partners.

Representative Loon moved that HF1324, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1886 Grossell, Independent School District No. 36, Kelliher; early repayment aid incentive ex-tended, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon move that HF1886 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Grossell testified on HF1886.

Tim Lutz, Superintendent of Kelliher School, testified on HF1886.

Representative Loon moved that HF1886 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF146 Davnie, Full-service community school funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Davnie move that HF146 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Davnie testified on HF146.

Additional testifiers on HF146:
Mykella Auld, Site Coordinator, Earl Brown Elementary, ISD#286
Matthew Hoeschen, Board Member, Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative, Duluth
Heidi Howe, Associate Principal, Riverside Central Elementary, Rochester Public Schools
Jessica Marquardt, Community School Facilitator, Gage Elementary, Rochester Public Schools

Representative Loon moved that HF146 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Scott assumed the gavel at 4:38 P.M.

HF1825 Loon, Perpich Center for the Arts abolished; and Education Department position created, conveyance of the Perch Arts High School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.

Additional testifiers on HF1825:
Representative Sondra Erickson
Joel Alter, Office of the Legislative Auditor
LaRae Mills, Crosswinds parent
Mary Schaefle, Executive Director, Minnesota Music Educators Association
Ahava Silkey-Jones, Principal, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Benjamin Vander Kooi, Board Member, Perpich Center for the Arts Education
John Thein, Superintendent, St Paul Schools
Chad Schmidt, Labor Relations Representative, SRSEA
Shep Harris, Mayor, City of Golden Valley

Representative Thissen moved the H1825DE1 amendment and incorporated an oral amendment on line 4.23 to change “15, 2019” to “20, 2018”. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1825 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:18 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..

Agenda:

Additional Bills may be added. The Education Finance Committee may have to recess and reconvene in the evening to complete its work. If you would like to submit an amendment for HF535 (Baker) or HF1663 (Erickson) please file them electronically with Committee Administrator, Harry Kennedy, by 10:00AM Wednesday, March 15 at harry.kennedy@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF1825 (Loon) - Perpich Center for Arts Education abolished; Education Department position created, and conveyance of the Perpich Arts High School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.
  • HF1963 (Lohmer) - School district bond proceed use clarified.
  • HF1886 (Grossell) - Independent School District No. 36, Kelliher; early repayment aid incentive extended, and money appropriated.
  • HF2145 (Neu) - Nonpublic pupil aid calculation modified.
  • HF1324 (Metsa) - Education Innovation Partners Cooperative Center appropriation availability extended.
  • HF146 (Davnie) - Full-service community school funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2104 (Zerwas) - Compensatory education revenue modified.
  • HF1663 (Erickson) - Alternative teacher preparation and compensation programs modified, Teacher Shortage Task Force created, concurrent enrollment teacher program expanded, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF535 (Baker) - Independent School District No. 347, Willmar; extended time revenue calculation for summer instruction modified for pupils in on-site education programs.
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02:07 - HF2104 (Zerwas) Compensatory education revenue modified. 23:33 - HF1963 (Lohmer) School district bond proceed use clarified. 59:23 - HF2145 (Neu) Nonpublic pupil aid calculation modified. 1:25:48 - HF535 (Baker) Independent School District #347, Willmar; extended time revenue calculation for summer instruction modified for pupils in on-site education programs. The committee recessed. Video coverage of the reconvening is not be available. Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.