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2019-2020 Regular Session

FORTY-SECOND MEETING - Education Finance Division

April 23, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 9:46 am on April 23, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
DETTMER, Bob
DEMUTH, Lisa
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

A quorum was present.

Rep. Kresha moved that the minutes from March 10, 2020 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Sandstede moved that the minutes from April 7, 2020 be approved. Motion prevailed

Rep. Sandstede moved that the minutes from April 21, 202 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 116 (Freiberg) Under current law, a school board’s referendum authority applies for up to ten years and a school board must seek voter approval to renew the referendum. The ballot can let voters know that the existing referendum levy authority is expiring and compare the existing levy authority to the proposed levy authority. The bill allows a school board to renew a referendum that would otherwise be set to expire without voter approval. The renewed referendum would have the same per-pupil amount, and same term as the expiring referendum. The school board must hold a meeting and allow public testimony on the proposed renewal, and adopt a written resolution authorizing the renewal.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 116 be presented before the committee; be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

House Research detailed the fiscal note for HF 116.

Rep. Freiberg presented HF 116.

Rep. Marquart renewed the motion that HF 116 be referred to the committee on Ways and Means. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 116); ‘aye’ – 12, ‘no’ – 8:

DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DETTMER, Bob (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
EDELSON, Heather (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
HUOT, John (aye)
JURGENS, Tony (no)
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie (aye)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MURPHY, Mary (aye)
NORNES, Bud (no)
PRYOR, Laurie (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (aye)
SANDELL, Steve (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

HF 1013 (Murphy) Minnesota has provided support for full-service community schools under a few different models. In 2015, the Legislature codified the current full-service community school program. A full-service community school incorporates aspects of: early childhood services; academic support and enrichment activities including an extended school calendar; career counseling and internship opportunities; parent involvement and leadership; mental and physical health support; community involvement; and service learning. Under the statutes, a qualifying school is eligible for a grant of up to $150,000 per year if the school is on a continuous improvement plan or has an achievement and integration plan approved by the commissioner of education. A qualifying site must hire or contract with a partner agency to coordinate services at the school. The qualifying site must establish a 12 to 15 member school leadership team whose members include at least 30% parents and at least 30% at that site, as well as the building principal, and representatives from partnering agencies. The school leadership team must develop program goals, assess program need and oversee the program’s implementation. The 2015 Legislature initially appropriated $250,000 per year for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 funding four school sites for both years, and the 2016 Legislature approved another $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 for grants to nine additional full-service community schools. No full-service community school grants were awarded in fiscal year 2018 or 2019.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF 1013 be presented before the committee; be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy presented HF 1013.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF 1013 be referred to the committee on Ways and Means. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 1013); ‘aye’ – 12, ‘no’ – 8:

DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DETTMER, Bob (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
EDELSON, Heather (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
HUOT, John (aye)
JURGENS, Tony (no)
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie (aye)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MURPHY, Mary (aye)
NORNES, Bud (no)
PRYOR, Laurie (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (aye)
SANDELL, Steve (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned 10:50 am.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board. The bill received a full hearing and testimony was taken on 2/20/19 for HF 116, therefore, no new testimony will be taken. HF 1013 (Murphy) - Full-service community schools grant funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill received a full hearing and testimony was taken on 2/13/19 for HF 1013, therefore, no new testimony will be taken. More agenda items may be added. Public Viewing Information This committee hearing may be viewed live via the following methods: Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1 Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

Bills Added:
  • HF116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.
  • HF1013 (Murphy) - Full-service community schools grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HTV Video Archive Available:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •. 06:30 - HF116 (Freiberg) School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board. 27:38 - HF1013 (Murphy) Full-service community schools grant funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 4 minutes. • The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.