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Education Policy

THIRTY SIXTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 28, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the remote Education Policy Committee meeting to order at 2:32 P.M. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JORDAN, Sydney
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal


A quorum was present.

Representative Her moved that the minutes of April 22, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3186 (Youakim) Prekindergarten through grade 12; policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.

HF 3186 was heard on February 11, 2020. The bill was brought back before the committee for further discussion in this hearing.

Testifiers and members referred to the HF 3186 DE2 Amendment throughout the hearing.

The following testifiers spoke regarding the bill:
Mary Cathryn Ricker, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education;
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education;
Paul Spies, Co-Founder of the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in MN;
Maren Hulden, Staff Attorney with the Legal Services Advocacy Project;
Laurie Harper, Education Director of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe;
Roger Aronson, speaking on behalf of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association and the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals; and
Michelle Koffa, Policy Manager for EdAllies.

Testifiers took member questions on the bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:46 P.M.





Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3186 (Youakim) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.

03:52 - HF3186 (Youakim) Prekindergarten through grade 12; policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.

• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm


Agenda
HF3186 (Youakim): Prekindergarten through grade 12; policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.
*NOTE 1: Please see the DE2 Amendment. (note the DE1 will no longer be discussed)
**NOTE 2: No official action will be taken on the bill

Additional agenda items may be added

Public Viewing Methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

Public Comment Instructions:
If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or submitting written comments, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 27. Testifiers are asked to keep their comments to under two minutes.

Accessibility:
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.