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Education Innovation Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 03, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2017-2018
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, called the meeting unofficially to order at 9:00 AM on March 3, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
JESSUP, Randy
DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
GROSSELL, Matt
HALEY, Barb
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LEE, Fue
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRYOR, Laurie
RARICK, Jason
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn

Members absent:
MARIANI, Carlos

HF1966 (Peterson): Modifying school performance reports, creating a rating system.

Representative Peterson introduced HF1966.

Representative Erickson officially called the meeting to order at 9:03AM. A Quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF1966 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Josh Crosson, Ed Allies, testified in favor of HF1966.

Khulia Pringle, St. Paul educator, testified in favor of HF1966.

Toya Woodland, concerned parent, testified in favor of HF1966.

Josh Downham, Minneapolis Public Schools, testified with concerns on HF1966.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations at Minnesota Department of Education, testified with concerns on HF1966.

Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards, testified with some concerns on HF1966.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF1966 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Ward moved a technical amendment to the February 28, 2017 minutes, adding the adjournment time. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ward moved approval of the minutes from February 28, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED AS AMENDED.

Representative Bennett moved approval of the minutes from March 2, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF877 (Erickson): Innovative delivery of career and technical education pilot project codified and made permanent.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF877 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson introduced HF877.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF877 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF1339 (Erickson): Assistive technology plans provided.

Representative Erickson moved to lay over HF1339 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Erickson introduced HF1339.

Bridget Gilormini, Director with PACER’s Simon Technology Center, testified in favor of HF1339.

Kathy Graves, Parent of student using assistive technology, testified in favor of HF1339.

Jay Fehrman, Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Blind/Visually Impaired Services Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, testified on student technology and how it relates to HF1339.

Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified with some concerns on HF1339.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations with the Minnesota Department of Education, testified with some concerns on HF1339.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to lay over HF1339 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF1426 (Lee): Teacher preparation program summary results disaggregated by race.

Representative Lee moved to lay over HF1426 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Lee Moved the H1426A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee introduced HF1426 as amended.

Madison Edison, Executive Directors with Educators for Excellence, testified in favor of HF1426.

Amira Tsegaye, Capitol Pathways Fellow and prospective teacher, testified in favor of HF1426.

Representative Lee renewed the motion to lay over HF1426, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF1825 (Loon): Perpich Center for Arts Education abolished; and Education Department position created, conveyance of the Perpich Arts high School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.

Judy Randall, Deputy Legislative Auditor with the Office of the Legislative Auditor, gave a brief overview on the OLA report on the Perpich Center.

Joel Alter, Office of the Legislative Auditor, stood for questions in regards to the Perpich Center.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF1825 to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Loon introduced HF1825.

Julie Workman, Vice-Chair on the Perpich Board, testified in opposition to HF1825.

Ahava Silkey-Jones, Perpich Center Principal, testified in opposition to HF1825.

Dr. John Stein, Interim Superintendent with the Saint Paul Public Schools, testified on the working relationship between Crosswinds school and SPPS.

Bert Strassburg, testified in opposition to HF1825.

Representative Ward requested a roll call for HF1825 on the motion to re-refer HF1825 to the committee on Education Finance.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF1825 to the Committee on Education Finance.

The Clerk took the roll:


AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra
DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
GROSSELL, Matt
HALEY, Barb
JESSUP, Randy
RARICK, Jason

NAYS
BLY, David
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LEE, Fue
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRYOR, Laurie
WARD, JoAnn

ABSTAIN
URDAHL, Dean

ABSENT
MARIANI, Carlos


With a vote of 9 AYES, 6 NAYS, 1 ABSTAIN, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1825 was re-referred to committee on Education Finance.

HF1680 (Bennett): Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse programs established, and report required.

Representative Bennett moved to re-refer HF1680 to the committee on Education Finance.

Representative Bennett moved the H1680A2 amendment.

Representative Bennett introduced HF1680.

Elizabeth Sullivan, Empower Survivors, testified in favor of HF1680.

April Kane, Empower Survivors, testified in favor of HF1680.

Representative Bennett renewed the motion to re-refer HF1680, as amended, to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45AM.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Tom Brennan, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1339 (Erickson) - Assistive technology plans provided.
  • HF1426 (Lee) - Teacher preparation program summary results disaggregated by race.
  • HF877 (Erickson) - Innovative delivery of career and technical education pilot project codified and made permanent.
  • HF1680 (Bennett) - Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse prevention programs established, and report required.
  • 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.
  • HF1966 (Peterson) - School performance reports modified, and school rating system created.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:20 - HF1966 (Peterson) Modifying school performance reports, creating a school rating system.
33:46 - HF877 (Erickson) Innovative delivery of career and technical education pilot project codified and made permanent.
35:03 - HF1339 (Erickson) Assistive technology plans provided.
1:08:02 - HF1426 (Lee) Teacher preparation program summary results disaggregated by race.
1:17:30 - HF1825 (Loon) Perpich Center for Arts Education abolished, and Education Department position created, conveyance of the Perpich Arts High School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.
2:18:29 - HF1680 (Bennett) Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse programs established, and report required.
Runs 2 hours, 46 minutes.


**Bills May Be Added or Rolled Over From The Previous Hearing**

**Bills May Be In Any Order**

**Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person per bill on all bills - if you plan to testify, please notify Committee Administrator Andrew Hasek - andrew.hasek@house.mn**