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Education Finance

SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 24, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart

MINUTES

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:16 AM, January 24, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Marquart, Chair
Slocum, Vice Chair
Woodard, GOP Lead
Anzelc
Bernardy
Brynaert
Davnie
Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
Mariani
McDonald
Moran
Morgan
Myhra
Newton
Quam
Radinovich
Selcer
Wills

A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of January 22, 2013 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following groups and testifiers presented information: Minnesota Head Start Association - Gayle Kelly, Executive Director; Minnesota Community Education Association - Tom Holton, Bloomington-Richfield Community Education and Steve Brisendine, Wilmar Community Education; ServeMinnesota - Kerry Bollman, Reading Center Director and Josh Downham; Minnesota Administrators for Special Education - Jan Ormasa, Executive Director and Kim Gibbons, Executive Director of the Saint Croix River Education District; National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota - Sue Abderholden, Executive Director; Minnesota School Nutrition Association - Rachel Valesano, Nutrition Director and Elaine Keefe, lobbyist. Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentations.





The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

E-12 related programs/activities that fall under the committee's goals of 1) supporting student performance and closing achievement gaps; 2) funding adequacy; 3) funding equity; 4) special education adequacy; 5) paying back the shift; and can provide data demonstrating positive outcomes.
Minnesota Head Start Association - early learning
Minnesota Community Education Association - early learning
ServeMinnesota - early literacy and math competency
Minnesota Administrators for Special Education - positive behavioral intervention
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota - school-based mental health services
Minnesota School Nutrition Association - student nutrition