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FOURTH JOINT MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

JOINT HOUSE/SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart
Chair, Senator Charles Wiger

MINUTES

Senator Wiger, Chairing the Joint Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:17AM, March 5th, 2014 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:

Moran

Senate E-12 Finance Division Members present:
Wiger, Chair
Johnson, Vice Chair
Nienow, GOP Lead
Bonoff
Dahle
Dahms
Hall
Hoffman
Housley
Jensen
Kent
Peterson
Pratt
Saxhaug
Stumpf
Torres Ray
Weber
Wiklund

Senate E-12 Finance Division Members absent:

A quorum was present.

The School Facilities Financing Working Group report was presented. The following people testified:

Dr. Tom Melcher and Rose Hermodson, Minnesota Department of Education; Mark Bollinger, Chief Administrative Officer, Minneapolis Public Schools, Working Group Co-Chair; Superintendent Bob Indihar, Moose Lake School District and Minnesota Association of School Administrators Working Group Co-Chair; Superintendent Connie Hayes, Intermediate School District 916; Heather Nosan, Project Manager, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District and the Minnesota School Facilities Association; Carol Nielsen, Director of Finance, Mounds View School District; Superintendent Daniel Jett, West Metro Education Program; Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts; Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools; Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association; and Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentation of the report.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
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School Facilities Financing Working Group report