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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING - Education Finance

February 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:17 P.M. on February 27th, 2018 in Room 5 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis

A quorum was present.

Minnesota Department of Human Services staff Carol LaBine, Deputy Director for Mental Health, and Matt Burdick, Legislative Director for Behavioral Health and Health Care, provided an over-view on School-Linked Mental Health Grants and Intermediate School District Mental Health Inno-vation Grant Programs.

Other testifiers included:
Dr. Terry Raddatz, Licensed Psychologist Clinical Director for Scott County Mental Health Center
Amy Johnson, Special Services Director from New Prague Schools
Tony Buthe, Director of Education Services New Prague Schools
Darren G. Kermes, Superintendent SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288
Connie Lewandowski, Superintendent of Intermediate District 287

Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius provided comments on men-tal health grants and the Intermediate Districts.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations at Minnesota Department of Education, provided an overview of Intermediate District and Cooperative Unit Staff Training for Level 4 Behavioral Issues.

Other Testifiers included:
Connie Hays, Superintendent, Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916
Sue Nokleby, School Nurses Association
Kelly Arrington, School Social Workers
Theresa Weber-Sexton, School Counselors Association

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:52 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Department of Human Services Overviews: School-Linked Mental Health Grants Intermediate School District Mental Health Innovation Grant Program (Laws 2017, First Special Session, Chapter 5) Minnesota Department of Education Overviews: Intermediate District and Cooperative Unit Staff Training for Level 4 Behavioral Issues (Laws 2016, Chapter 189) Support Our Students Grants (Laws 2016, Chapter 189) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Use of Compensatory Revenue and Safe Schools Levy Revenue for Mental Health Services Additional Testimony: School Nurses Association School Social Workers School Psychologists National Alliance on Mental Illness - Minnesota School Counselors Association

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