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Education Finance

TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 16, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on March 16, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BILLS, Kurt
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
SLOCUM, Linda
QUAM, Duane
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:39 p.m.

Representative Downey moved that the minutes of March 15, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1029 (Kelly) Board of Teaching funding provided from the special revenue fund for activities associated with licensure by portfolio.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1029 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF1029:
Karen Balmer, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Kelly Semlak, Special Education Teacher, Agriculture Food Sciences Academy

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1029 be laid over, as amended, for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF1029 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF945 (Petersen) Teacher licensure, evaluations, and tenure modified.

Representative Petersen presented HF945.

Testifying on HF945
Mary Bischoff, Media Specialist, Orono Senior High School
Paul Hamilton, Teacher, Orono Schools
Lee Stephenson, Moose Lake Schools
Tony Nelson, Teacher, Robbinsdale-Armstrong High School
Ron Stoffel, Parent of a Student in the Robbinsdale School District

HF669 (Loon) Early childhood education scholarship finance system created, early education worker training and retainment tax credits provided, early childhood education programming quality improved, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved HF669 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Loon moves the H0669DE4 amendment to HF669.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon moves the H0669A3 amendment to HF669.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon presented HF669.

Testifying on HF669:
William Reichert, Bloomington
Karen Effram, Education Liberty Watch
Duane Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Rick Heller, Parent
Lori Davis, Policy Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF669 be laid over, as amended, for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF669, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo recessed the committee to the call of the chair at 2:22 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the committee back to order at 6:35 p.m.

Testifying on Teacher Evaluation
Susan Heegaard, Bush Foundation

HF945 (Petersen) Teacher licensure, evaluations, and tenure modified.

Testifying on HF945:
Mary Donaldson, Executive Director, Concordia Creative Learning Academy
Anath Pai, teacher and citizen of Maplewood, MN
Karen Balmer, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Garofalo recessed the committee to the call of the chair at 7:02 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the committee back to order at 7:21 p.m.

Testifying on HF945:
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Louise Sundon, Minneapolis Retired and Inactive Teachers
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Association

Representative Petersen moved HF945 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Petersen moves the H0945A6 amendment to HF945.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Petersen renewed his motion that HF945 be laid over, as amended, for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF945, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.


HF638 (Myhra) School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

Representative Myhra moved HF638 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Myhra presented HF638.

Testimony on HF638:
Paul Zunker, Parent
Joe Nathan, Director, Center for School Change, Macalester College
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Myhra renewed her motion that HF638 be laid over, as amended, for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF638 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 9:40 p.m.





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REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR




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Rebecca Peichel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1029 (Kelly) - Board of Teaching funding provided from the special revenue fund for activities associated with licensure by portfolio.
  • HF669 (Loon) - Early childhood education scholarship finance system created, early education worker training and retainment tax credits provided, early childhood education programming quality improved, and money appropriated.
Documents:

HF945 (Petersen) Teacher licensure, evaluations, and tenure modified.