STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
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.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
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