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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

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

June 25, 2020

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

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION & EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

INFORMATIONAL MINUTES

Representative Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Division, called the remote joint meeting to order at 9:49 A.M. on June 25, 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:

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

Members excused:
DETTMER, Bob
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
MURPHY, Mary

Non-Committee Members present:
PINTO, Dave
BAHNER, Kristin
MORRISON, Kelly

Chair Davnie called the meeting to order in conjunction with the Education Policy Committee Chair, Rep. Youakim.

Presentation on distance learning provided by teachers, counselors, social workers, school nurses, transportation operators, & early education teachers.

Testifying:
- Maria Le, 1st grade teacher, Central Park Elementary, Roseville
- Maria Villavecencio, 1st grade teacher, Eden Lake Elementary School, Eden Prairie
-Cassandra Sheppard, Social Studies, St. Louis Park High School
-Susan Somers, MN Association of Family & Early Education
-Cathy Springhorn, Paraeducator, Moundsview
-Steve Militich, Custodian, Orono
-Jillian Smith, School Counselor, Moose Lake Community – ISD 97
-Christy McCoy, St. Paul School District, Legislative Chair, Minnesota School Social Workers Association
-Deb Mehr, President, School Nurse Organization of MN
-Garrett Regan, President of the MN School Bus Operator’s Association

Chair Youakim assumed the gavel at 10:47 A.M.

The committee adjourned at 11:21 A.M.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair



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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair



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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant