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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

SECOND JOINT MEETING - EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION & EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE - Education Finance Division

June 24, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION & EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

INFORMATIONAL MINUTES

Representative Youakim, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the remote joint meeting to order at 9:46 A.M. on June 24, 2020, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
DAVNIE, Jim (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
KRESHA, Ron (GOP-Lead)
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
EDELSON, Heather
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HER, Kaohly
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
SANDSTEDE, Julie (Vice-Chair)
BAHR, Cal
BIERMAN, Robert
DETTMER, Bob
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MOLLER, Kelly
MURPHY, Mary

Chair Youakim called the meeting to order in conjunction with the Education Finance Division Chair, Rep. Davnie.

Presentation on distance learning provided by students, parents, state ethnic councils, and community organizations.

Testifying:
-Dr. Mai Moua, Parent, CEO of Hmong American Partnership
-Bryan “Eddy” Hernandez Chavero, Student
-Bre Porter, Parent
-Ambar Hanson, Parent
-Shikha Kumar, Minnesota Youth Council member and Rochester Mayo High School Student
-Marva Lynn Shellenberger, Parent
-Emmy Mastel, Parent of a PACER Center student
-Sondra Samuels, President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zones and on behalf of Education Partnerships Coalition
-Matt Norris, Policy Director and Director of Minnesota Afterschool Advance, Youthprise
-Stephanie Proper, Parent and Reopen Minnesota Schools member
-Rachel Coleman, Parent and Scholarship Chair, Minnesota PTA Board of Directors

Chair Davnie assumed the gavel at 10:49 A.M.

The committee adjourned at 11:20 A.M.




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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair



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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair



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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Joint informational hearing of the Education Policy Committee and Education Finance Division that will focus on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year. This hearing will highlight the voices of students, parents, our state ethnic councils and community organizations that are supporting communities during distance learning. To submit written comments please email them to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by noon on Tuesday, June 23. This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm This remote 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/ If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •. Joint informational hearing on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year. Introductory remarks. 01:56 - Testimony. Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.