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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Education Finance

February 28, 2018

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. on February 28th, 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
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved that the minutes of February 22nd, 2017 be adopted. THE MO-TION PREVAILED.

Representative Moran moved that the minutes of February 27th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Tony Jurgens informed the committee members that today is National Bus Driver Day and the committee expressed appreciation for their work.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations at Minnesota Department of Education, provided an overview of:
Support Our Students Grant
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Use of Compensatory Revenue and Safe Schools Levy Revenue for Mental Health Services

Other Testifiers included:
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Carl Romstad, School Psychologists

Minnesota Department of Education staff members Dr. Tom Melcher, Finance Director, and Greg Keith, Chief Academic Officer, provided a Fiscal Transparency and Accountability overview and a presentation on the Accountability for State Funding Streams.

Other Testifiers:
Madaline Edison, Educators4Excellence


The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:45 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

School Mental Health - Continued from February 27 Hearing: Minnesota Department of Education Overviews: Support Our Students Grants Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Use of Compensatory Revenue and Safe Schools Levy Revenue for Mental Health Services Additional Testimony on Mental Health: School Psychologists National Alliance on Mental Illness - Minnesota Previously Set Agenda for Wednesday: MDE Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Overviews Testimony: Educators 4 Excellence