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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 25, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:47 A.M. on, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
URDAHL, Dean

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
JORDAN, Sydney
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy
WAZLAWIK, Ami


A quorum was not present.

Informational Presentation on Trauma-Informed Schools

Intermediate School District 287 gave a presentation on the work that they are doing to train their teachers and staff in trauma-informed practices. Testifiers for this presentation included:
Dr. Sandra Lewandowski, Superintendent of IMD 287 in Plymouth;
Steve Graner, Project Director of the ChildTrauma Academy;
Tonya Allen, Principal of North Education Center in New Hope.

The testifiers took questions from members.


Book Discussion on The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

A quorum was present at 10:56 A.M.


HF 3556 (Moran) Trauma-informed school incentive aid funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Moran introduced HF 3556.

Lynn Thompson, a 5th grade teacher, and Jake Laurent, Dean of Students, from Piedmont Elementary in the Duluth School District, testified in support of the bill.

Johnathan Gavin, Behavior Intervention Specialist, and Jenna Willemarck, the school social worker, from Richardson Elementary in the North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale School District, testified in support of the bill.

Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins from Robbinsdale Area School District testified in support of the bill.

Testifiers took member questions on the bill.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that the minutes of February 19, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:21 A.M.





Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3556 (Moran) - Trauma-informed school incentive aid funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:38 - Informational presentation on trauma-informed schools; and book discussion on "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" by Doctor Bruce Perry.
1:03:1 7 - Informational hearing on HF3556 (Moran) Trauma-informed school incentive aid funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.


Informational presentation on trauma-informed schools

Book discussion on The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

*HF3556 (Moran) – Trauma-informed school incentive aid funding provided, and money appropriated. (*INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

More agenda items may be added.


NOTE: All presentations during the Tuesday, February 25 hearing will be informational only and no outside testimony will be taken.