STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 March 3, 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 Buesgens moved the minutes of February 26, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1172 (Garofalo) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, early childhood education, prevention, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, state agencies, and PELRA.
Representative Garofalo moved HF1172 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.
Representative Garofalo offered H1172A1
as an amendment to HF1172.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Garofalo, Michelle Weber, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Tom Melcher, Program Finance Director, MDE, Pat King, School Improvement Director, MDE, Tom Boatman, Supervisor of Research and Assessments, MDE, Morgan Brown, Assistant Commissioner of Office of Student Support Services, MDE, John Melick, Director of Educator Licensing, MDE, and Beth Aune, Director of Academic Standards and High School Improvement, MDE, testified.
Public testimony on HF1172 was provided by the following individuals:
Sandy Lewandowski, Superintendent, Intermediate District 287
Jim Bartholomew, Education Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Stacia Smith, Education and Workforce Development Policy Manager, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Kirk Schneidawind, Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education
Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF1127, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.
REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant