STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on February 8th, 2017, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
A quorum was present.
HF890 Loon, Early childhood, K-12, and adult education funding provided, and money appropri-ated.
Additional Testifiers on HF890, Governor’s Proposed Education Budget:
Terry Wilding, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academies
Dr. Fred Nolan, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance, South Washington County Schools and Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
Clare Sanford, Minnesota Childcare Association
Dr. Walter Roberts, Minnesota School Counselors and Professional School Counselor, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Education
Kimberly Antonsen, Kickstart Teacher, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools, Governor Dayston’s Early Learning Council, Education Minnesota
Patrice Howard, Director of Community Schools and Family Engagement, Brooklyn Center Com-munity Schools, Education Minnesota
Nate Mathias, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools, SEIU Local 284
Brenda L. Natala, Early Childhood Special Education for Birth to 3 Supervisor, Saint Paul Public Schools
Mary Dougherty Gilbert, Lobbyist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Daniel Gumnit, Chief Executive Officer, People Serving People
Bharti Wahi, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota
Melvin Carter, Executive Director, Minnesota Children’s Cabinet
Josh Downham, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
MK Nguyen, Program Assistant, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
Leslie Moore, Parent and PTSA member, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
Sarah Clarke, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
Benjamin Vander Kooi, Board of Directors, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Dr Nathan Chomilo, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant