STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
JOINT HOUSE AND SENATE EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2017-2018
Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the House Education Innovation Policy Committee, called the joint information only meeting to order at 1:05 PM on July 19, 2017 in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRATT, Eric Chair
EICHORN, Justin Vice Chair
KENT, Susan Ranking Minority
Members Not Present:
MARIANI, Carlos Ranking Minority
Chair Erickson noted the meeting was called to fulfill a provision in session law:
Sec. 53. COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION MUST SUBMIT ESSA PLAN TO LEGISLATURE.
Subdivision 1. ESSA plan. The commissioner of education must submit the state plan developed pursuant to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, United States Code, title 20, section 6311, to the education policy and finance committees of the legislature at least 30 days before submitting the plan to the United States Department of Education.
Subd. 2. Alignment with World's Best Workforce measures. The state plan must be consistent and aligned, to the extent practicable, with the performance accountability measures required under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, subdivision 1a, to create a single accountability system for all public schools.
EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education, gave a presentation and update on ESSA.
Stephanie Graff, Minnesota Department of Education Chief Accountability Officer, gave a presentation and update on ESSA.
Hue Nguyen Assistant Commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Education, gave a presentation and update on ESSA.
Greg Keith Chief Academic Officer with the Minnesota Department of Education, gave a presentation and update on ESSA.
Andrea Roethke, Ed Allies, testified on ESSA.
Aara Johnson, Minnesota Equity Partnership, testified on ESSA.
Be Vang, Coalition of Asian American Leaders, testified on ESSA.
Madaline Edison, Educators for Excellence, testified on ESSA.
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified on ESSA.
Dr. Sue Hammersmith, Retired President of Metro State University, testified on ESSA.
Bailey Boelter, MN Alliance with Youth, testified on ESSA.
Paul Winkelaar, Education Minnesota, testified on ESSA.
Linae Larson, student testifier, testified on ESSA.
Brant Larson, student testifier, testified on ESSA.
Sandy Hayner, parent testifier, testified on ESSA.
Linda Bell, Minnesota Advocates & Champions for Children, testified on ESSA.
Anne Taylor, parent testifier, testified on ESSA.
April Kane, citizen activist, testified on ESSA.
Michelle Meyer, parent and mentor, testified on ESSA.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:27 PM.
Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair
Tom Brennan, Committee Legislative Assistant