STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:07 P.M. on February 23rd, 2017, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Poston moved that the minutes of February 22nd, 2017 be adopted. THE MO-TION PREVAILED.
HF1380 Fenton, Paraprofessional pathway to teacher licensure funding increased, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved that HF1380 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.
Representative Fenton testified on HF1380.
Additional testifiers on HF1380:
Danaya Franke, St Paul Public Schools
Mario Luna, Residency Program, Battle Creek Middle School
Martin Odima, Fifth Grade Special Education Teacher, Frost Elementary School
Fadumo Roble, Teacher Residency Program, Bancroft Elementary, Minneapolis
Channing Jones, Director of the MPS Residency Program with UMN
Laura Mogelson, Director, Multiple Pathways to Teaching Office, UMN
Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1380 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.
HF1255 Loon, School-linked mental health services appropriations increased, school staff and program development provided, intermediate school district program evaluation required, and additional supports for students attending alternative learning centers provided.
HF1255 was heard on an informational basis.
Representative Loon testified on HF1255.
Additional testifiers on HF1255:
Sandy Lewandowski: Superintendent, Intermediate School District 287
Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative
Heather Cronin, Teacher, Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916
Ronda Warner, Parent of student at Karner Blue Education Center, Northeast Metro 916
Gwen Johnson, Northeast Metro 916
Sue Abderholden, NAMI
The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant