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K-12 Education Finance Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 2:45PM on February 17, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GREILING, Mindy (Chair)
WARD, John (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BROWN, Robin
BUESGENS, Mark
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
GAROFALO, Pat
MARIANI, Carlos
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

Members excused:
BENSON, John
MARQUART, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda


A quorum was present.

Representative Morgan moved the minutes of February 12, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Steven Hoffmeyer, Commissioner, Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services, and Mariann Johnson, Owner, M.T. Johnson and Associates, provided an overview of the Bureau of Mediation Services Special Education Task Force final report.

Public testimony on the Special Education Task Force final report was provided by the following individuals:
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Stacey Pumper, Special Education Teacher
Jacki McCormack, Senior Advocate, ARC of Greater Twin Cities
Virginia Richardson, Manager of Parent Training, PACER

Barbara Troolin, Director of Special Education Policy, Minnesota Department of Education, and Barbara Case, Compliance Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Education, answered questions regarding their evaluation of the Special Education Task Force final report.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




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

Special education task force report