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FORTY SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SEVENTH 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 10:30am on February 23, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was 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
DEMUTH, Lisa
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
FEIST, Sandra
JORDAN, Sydney
MUELLER, Patricia
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THOMPSON, John
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members excused:
DANIELS, Brian
MARQUART, Paul

A quorum was present.

Rep. Xiong moved that the minutes from February 22, 2022 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation relating to student achievement at the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year provided by the Center for School and Student Progress.

HF 3088 (Rep. Acomb) – Minnesota Math Corps enhanced funding made permanent.

Rep. Wolgamott moved that HF 3088 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Rep. Acomb presented HF 3088.

Rep. Wolgamott renewed his motion to lay over HF 3088 for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.

HF 3300 (Rep. Edelson) – Language Essentials for Teaching of Reading and Spelling grant funding.

Rep. Xiong moved that HF 3300 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.
Rep. Edelson presented HF 3300.
Rep. Xiong renewed the motion that HF 3300 be laid over for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.

HF 3344 (Rep. Wolgamott) – Minnesota Science Teachers Association and Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics grant funding.

Rep. Wolgamott moved that HF 3344 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Davnie moved that the A1 author’s amendment to HF 3344 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed; the amendment was adopted.
Rep. Wolgamott presented HF 3344, as amended.
Rep. Wolgamott renewed the motion that HF 3344, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.

Testifiers:
Dr. Karyn Lewis, Senior Research Scientist, Center for School and Student Progress, NorthWest Evaluation Association
Dr. Peter Nelson, Director of Research and Innovation, ServeMinnesota
Sumee Lee, former Math Corps member
Dr. Amy Schulting, State Dyslexia Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
David Law, Superintendent, Anoka Hennepin School District
Ann Sangster, Director of Curriculum for Elementary Education, Anoka Hennepin School District
Debra Day, Teaching & Learning, ELA Specialist at Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation
Jessica Town-Gunderson, Director of Teacher and Learning, Princeton Public Schools
Kate Lynne Snyder, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Rachel Berger, Executive Director, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
Keenan Jones, Department of Innovation, Design, and Learning, Hopkins Public Schools, Founder of Literacy for Freedom
Khulia Pringle, National Parents Union
María Cisneros, Parent
Dana Smith, Science Teacher, Bemidji Public Schools
Chris Wernimont, Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:58am.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Wilson Lee, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3088 (Acomb) - Minnesota math corps enhanced funding made permanent.
  • HF3300 (Edelson) - Language Essentials for Teaching of Reading and Spelling grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3344 (Wolgamott) - Minnesota Science Teachers Association and Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:02 - Student achievement presentation.
23:30 - HF3088 (Acomb) Minnesota math corps enhanced funding made permanent.
41:28 - HF3300 (Edelson) Language Essentials for Teaching of Reading and Spelling grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:16:02 - HF3344 (Wolgamott) Minnesota Science Teachers Association and Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


Student achievement presentation, Dr. Karyn Lewis, Senior Research Scientist, Center for School and Student Progress, Northwest Evaluation Association
HF 3088 (Acomb) Minnesota math corps enhanced funding made permanent.
HF 3300 (Edelson) Language Essentials for Teaching of Reading and Spelling grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 3344 (Wolgamott) Minnesota Science Teachers Association and Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
*Items may be added or removed from the agenda.

**If a member of the public would like to testify on any of these bills please reach out to the CA, Sarah Burt, at the email address below by 6pm on Tuesday, February 22 to sign up. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which bill you will be testifying on. Written testimony is also accepted, please submit it by 6pm on Tuesday, February 22 to the CA email address. Direct your attention to the written testimony template that has been posted under committee documents.

CA: sarah.burt@house.mn
CLA: wilson.lee@house.mn

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