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SEVENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 9:49 am on January 31, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
BENNETT, Peggy
DEMUTH, Lisa
DETTMER, Bob
EDELSON, Heather
ERICKSON, Sondra
HUOT, John
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SANDELL, Steve
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:

KRESHA, Ron
DANIELS, Brian

A quorum was present.

Rep. Pryor moved that the minutes from January 30, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation, continued from previous meeting on January 30, 2019, provided by the Program Finance Division of the Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDE). Questions and answers from representatives and testifiers.

Panel of Superintendents from various school districts including St. Paul Public Schools, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Buffalo Lake Hector, and Albert Lea. Questions and answers from representatives and testifiers.

Rep. Demuth moved to lay over HF 207 for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill, referred from the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. O’Neill presented HF 207.

The hearing was opened for public testimony. Closing statements.

Rep. Demuth renewed her motion to lay over HF 207 for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:

Dr. Tom Melcher (MDE), Director of Finance
Paul Ferrin (MDE), Special Education
Daron Korte (MDE), Assistant Commissioner
Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools
Dr. Carleton Jenkins, Superintendent, Robbinsdale Area Schools
David Hansen, Superintendent, Buffalo Lake Hector
Mike Funk, Superintendent, Albert Lea
Tina-Michelle Burkholder, Director of Business Services, Monticello Public Schools
Gary Kraft, Head Custodian, Pinewood Elementary

Additional Testifiers:

Rick Heller, Advocate


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:12 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Presentations relating to special education and the cross-subsidy Other agenda items may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF207 (O'Neill) - Independent School District No. 822, Monticello; special education adjustment modified.
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00:40 - Special education and cross-subsidy related presentations. 1:01:04 - HF207 (O'Neill) Monticello; school district special education adjustment modified. Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.