STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:45PM on January 20, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
GREILING, Mindy (Chair)
WARD, John (Vice-Chair)
A quorum was present.
Representative Newton moved the minutes of January 15, 2008 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Recommendations for education investment reductions and reform were provided by the following individuals:
Craig Roen, parent, Parents United
Stacia Smith, Education and Workforce Development Policy Manager, MN Chamber of Commerce
Jan Alswager, Director of Governmental Relations, Education Minnesota
Grace Kelliher, Governmental Relations Director, Minnesota School Board Association
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Roger Aronson, Lobbyist, Minnesota Elementary/Secondary School Principals Association
Kim Kang, Chair, Coalition for Children with Disabilities
Earl Athman, President Elect, Minnesota Association of School Business Officers
Elaine Keefe, Lobbyist, Minnesota School Nutrition Association
Sam Walseth, Director of Legislative Action, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education and Gordon Thomas, School Board Member, Rockford ISD #883
Mary Gilbert, Legislative Liaison, St. Paul Public Schools
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Jim Bartholomew, Education Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ted Kolderie, Senior Associate, EducationEvolving
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators and Grace Kelliher, Governmental Relations Director, Minnesota School Board Association, provided an overview of legislative mandates that could be amended or repealed to provide districts greater flexibility in their operations.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.
REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant