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NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 28, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:31am on January 28, 2021 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
DEMUTH, Lisa
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
FEIST, Sandra
JORDAN, Sydney
MARQUART, Paul
MUELLER, Patricia
THOMPSON, John
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:
RICHARDSON, Ruth

A quorum was present.

Rep. Wolgamott moved that the minutes from January 27, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 4 (Hassan) Includes provisions designed to assist students and school systems adversely affected by COVID-19, including: calculating general education revenue for FY 2021 on the greater of the pupil units for FY 2020 or FY 2021; authorizing funding for extended time programs, including summer school, according to a plan adopted by school boards; providing enhanced services for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) outside of the IEP process; and appropriating state aid for a variety of onetime programs.

Rep. Hassan presented HF 4 in an informational hearing to the committee.

Testifiers:
Steve Unowsky, Superintendent, Richfield Public Schools
Deanna Hron, Full Service Community School Coordinator, Deer River Public Schools
Jennifer Stefan, Principal of King Elementary, Deer River Public Schools
Abdul, Diriye, Parent, Affiliated with the Multicultural Autism Action Network
Kari Denissen Cunnien, Executive Director, Ignite Afterschool
Rebecca Graves, Executive Director, boys and Girls Clubs of Leech Lake Area
MyKayla Sims, 11th Grade student at Edison High School, Minneapolis Public Schools
Rebecca Wade, K-12 Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment, Roseville Area Schools
Matt Shaver, Policy Director, Ed Allies
Daniel Winker, Student at William Bryne Elementary, Burnsville
Talitha Winker, Parent of student at William Bryne Elementary, Burnsville
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, MDE


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:38am.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4 (Hassan) - COVID-19; actions to combat the educational effects of the pandemic implemented, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:06 HF 4 (Hassan) COVID-19; actions to combat the educational effects of the pandemic implemented, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 7 minutes


HF 4 (Hassan) COVID-19; actions to combat the educational effects of the pandemic implemented, and money appropriated.
*Amendments are due by Wednesday, January 27 by 10:30am*
*Other agenda items may be added.*

Public Testimony:
• If you wish to testify, please contact sarah.burt@house.mn and copy brittney.sunderland@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the attached template and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn


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

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