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K-12 Education Finance Division

THIRTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 31, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:30PM on March 31, 2009, in the Little Theater of Farmington High School, 800 Denmark Ave, Farmington, MN 55024.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
GREILING, Mindy (Chair)
WARD, John (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Paul
BENSON, John
BROWN, Robin
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
GAROFALO, Pat
MARIANI, Carlos
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

Members excused:
ANZELC, Tom
BUESGENS, Mark
DOEPKE, Connie
MARQUART, Paul
NEWTON, Jerry

A quorum was present.

Introductions and welcome by the committee.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 7:05pm.

The following individuals provided an overview of education funding in their school districts:
Dr. Brad Meeks, Superintendent, Farmington Public Schools
Dr. Christine Weymouth, Assistant Superintendent, Farmington Public Schools
Jeff Priess, Director of Finance, Farmington Public Schools
Dr. Gary Amoroso, Superintendent, Lakeville Public Schools
Judy Keliher, Chair, Lakeville Public Schools School Board

Public testimony on education funding in Minnesota was provided by the following individuals:
Glenn Woodhouse, Director, Randolph Public Schools School Board
Randy Anderson, Finance Director, Elk River ISD 728
Todd Karich, teacher, Farmington Public Schools
Denise Specht, Secretary-Treasurer, Education Minnesota
Craig Davis, citizen, Farmington
Peggy Januschka, teacher, Farmington Public Schools

The meeting was adjourned at 7PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2033 (Faust) Research-based professional development funding provided for the St. Croix River Education District, "response to intervention" problem solving included, money appropriated.
HF1046 (Mariani) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated.
HF1177 (Garofalo) Early graduation achievement scholarship program established, money appropriated.
HF1702 (Davnie) Grants authorized for the concurrent enrollment programs in the same manner as advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs, and money appropriated.
HF751 (Benson) School districts authorized to create site-governed schools, and money appropriated.