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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 01, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 1:03 P.M. on March 1st, 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.

Representative Poston moved that the minutes of February 28, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Non Partisan Staff provided an update on the February forecast.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) an-swered questions from the Committee.

Greg Keith, MDE Chief Academic Officer, provided an overview of Federal Funding under ESSA. John Morris, MDE Director of Student Support, was available to answer questions from the com-mittee.

Dr. Tom Melcher, MDE Finance Director, provided information on Special Education funding from the forecasts.

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





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant