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FOURTH JOINT MEETING - EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION & EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

2019-2020 Regular Session - June 30, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION & EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

INFORMATIONAL MINUTES

Representative Youakim, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the remote joint meeting to order at 9:47 A.M. on June 30, 2020, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
DAVNIE, Jim (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
KRESHA, Ron (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
EDELSON, Heather
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
DETTMER, Bob
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
MURPHY, Mary
RICHARDSON, Ruth

Chair Youakim called the meeting to order in conjunction with the Education Finance Division Chair, Rep. Davnie.

Presentation on distance learning provided by public school administrators, principals, school board members and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Testifying:
- Astein Osei, Superintendent, St. Louis Park Public Schools
- Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
- Sandy Lewandowski, Superintendent, Intermediate School District 287
- Chreese Jones, Principal, Global Arts Plus, St. Paul Public Schools
- Katie Wiese, School Board Member, Pipestone Area Schools
- David Boone, School Board Chair, Robbinsdale Area Schools
- Wendy Webster, Director of Community Education, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District
- Brenton Lexvold, Food Services Director, Red Wing Public Schools
- Sabrina Williams, Executive Director, Excell Academy for Higher Learning, Brooklyn Park
- Tim Benz, Chair, Non-Public Education Council
- Tom Brenner, Principal, Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet Public Schools
- Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, Department of Education
- Deputy Commissioner Dr. Heather Mueller, Department of Education

Chair Davnie assumed the gavel at 11:05 A.M.

The committee adjourned at 11:33 A.M.




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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair




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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..

Joint informational hearing of the Education Policy Committee and Education Finance Division that will focus on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year.

This hearing will highlight the voices of public school administrators, principals, school board members and the Minnesota Department of Education about their experiences with distance learning.

Speaking slots have already filled, but if you would like to submit written comments, please email them to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by noon on Monday, June 29.

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

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/

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.