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Education Finance

FIFTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 15, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:32 p.m. on March 15, 2012, 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
DITTRICH, Denise
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
DAVNIE, Jim

A quorum was present.

HF2540 (Barrett) School district state aid new source created for districts with below average revenue.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2540 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Barrett presented HF2540.

Testifying on HF2540:
Dr. Deb Henton, Superintendent, North Branch Area Public Schools
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2450 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a persistently low-performing school.

Representative Loon moved HF2580 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Loon presented HF2580.

Testifying on HF2580:
Randel Pronschinske, Lakeville Students First
John Carlson, Students First
Ann Pritchard, Students First
Roger Aronson

Representative Loon moved the H2580A1 amendment to HF2580.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved the H2580A3 amendment to HF2580.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved the H2580A4 amendment to HF2580.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved the H2580A6 amendment to HF2580.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved the H2580A7 amendment to HF2580.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF2540:
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jim Grathwol, Minnesota Public Schools
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF2580 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

HF2792 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, lease levy authorized for administrative space.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2792 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Doepke presented HF2792.

Representative Anderson assumed the gavel at 2:12 p.m.

Testifying on HF2792:
John Moroz, Wayzata Public Schools
Jim Westrom, Wayzata Public Schools

Representative Anderson laid over HF2792 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson recessed the committee to the call of the chair at 2:14 p.m.

Representative Garofalo reconvened the meeting at 6:34 p.m.

Representative Garofalo moved the bonding recommendations.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 6:35 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:
  • HF2540 (Barrett) - School district state aid new source created for districts with below average revenue.
  • HF2714 (Woodard) - Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
  • HF2792 (Doepke) - Lease levy expanded to include administrative space.
  • HF2580 (Loon) - Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a "Priority" school.

Special Presentation - Use of technology to promote innovation and learning in the classroom

Bonding Requests