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Upcoming Meetings

 Week of April 5

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:30 AM 
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Committee on Education Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Livestream YouTube

SF 960 will serve as the vehicle for the Education Omnibus Bill. We will walk through the DE amendment and take public testimony on the 6th. Spoken testimony will be limited, as such written testimony is preferred. To testify or submit written testimony, email gregory.marcus@senate.mn by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 5th.
This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html 

Comittee Documents:


 



Previous Meetings

 Week of March 22

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF709 (Sandell) Minnesota Council on Economic Education funding increased, and money appropriated.
HF1169 (Sandstede) Student reading improvement singing-based pilot program supported, report required, and money appropriated.
HF681 (Frederick) Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1144 (Feist) Compensatory spending required to be delivered through evidence-based programs, at least 80 percent of compensatory revenue required to remain at the site where the revenue was earned, compensatory revenue formula modified, and money appropriated.
*More items may be added to the agenda or items may be removed. Items may not be taken in the order listed*
* The committee will recess at noon & resume in the evening *

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

Committee Documents:
H0681DE1
H1144A2

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:00 PM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1530 (Lee) Adult basic education aid calculation modified, and money appropriated.
HF1710 (Wolgamott) Regional public library system aid distribution modified, and money appropriated.
HF1997 (Agbaje) Girls in Action programming grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Presentation from MDE on the Governor's Supplemental Budget
*More items may be added to the agenda or items may be removed. Items may not be taken in the order listed*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice. If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1985 (Jordan) Community eligibility provision requirement created for school meal program participation, and compensatory revenue modified.

*More items may be added to the agenda or items may be removed. Items may not be taken in the order listed*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


 Week of March 15

Monday, March 15, 2021 1:00 PM      

Education Policy

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

Agenda:

HF699 (Mueller) - Short-call substitute teacher pilot created.
HF710 (Sandell) - Teacher preparation programs required to include online coursework.
HF1188 (Morrison) - Department of Education licensed school nurse position created, and money appropriated.

*Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn If you email it by 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 14, 2021, your written testimony will be included in the “virtual committee packet.” Written testimony may also be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing to be included in the record.

If you would like to sign up to testify live via zoom, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available in allotments of up to two minutes per testifier/organization. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

Monday, March 15, 2021 3:00 PM 
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Committee on Education Finance and Policy


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Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Hybrid hearing: Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg. and Livestream YouTube

This committee hearing will be held in person, with remote participation available for Members and others, pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b). The hearing may be viewed remotely at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html. Please note there is greatly reduced room capacity for viewing the hearing in-person, pursuant to the Senate COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. All visitors must check-in at the entrance desk in the Minnesota Senate Building.
Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 12:00 p.m. Friday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Friday 3:00 p.m.
Agenda:  
S.F. 240 Cwodzinski Civics course as a high school graduation requirement.
S.F. 789 Rosen Shared time pupils definition expansion.
S.F. 1443 Rosen Education in-person instruction schools appropriations.
S.F. 1537 Coleman World's best workforce performance measures modification.
S.F. 1554 Koran Gifted and talented student programs modification; academic acceleration policies encouragement authorization.
S.F. 1416 Chamberlain Education finance local optional revenue clarification.
S.F. 1417 Chamberlain Education finance general education aid clarification.
S.F. 1709 Coleman Student suicide prevention teacher training appropriation.
 


Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1376 (Frazier) Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
*more items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


Committee Documents:
A21-0089_Author's Amendment
HF1376_HRD Summary
Agenda
HF1376_Combined Testimony and Other Materials

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:00 p.m.      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Agenda:


HF1064 
(Davnie) - Summer education program funding provided, and money appropriated.

A full presentation on the Governor's 2021 summer budget package occurred on 2/4, another presentation on the package occurred on 2/16 when HF 1064 (Davnie) was heard and public testimony was taken. The provisions in the DE4 from HF 4 (Hassan) were heard in committee on 1/28 and public testimony was heard; therefore, limited testimony will be taken on 3/16 for the DE4. Written testimony is welcome. Please submit written testimony to sarah.burt@house.mn by 5 pm on 3/15.

Amendments to the DE4 are due to the Committee Administrator by 5pm on Monday, March 15.

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1081 (Richardson) Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed.
*Informational only - no action will be taken on this bill or public testimony given.*

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 
Committee Documents:
HF1081_HRD Summary
A21-0104 - Amendment to H1081_Informational Only
HF1081_Testimony_E4E_MN
Agenda


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00 PM      

Education Policy

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

Agenda:

HF1316 (Keeler) - Educator expense credit established.
HF1317 (Keeler) - Educator expense credit established.
HF1362 (Freiberg) - Reasonable accommodation for parents of children with disabilities in education program required.
HF1644 (Edelson) - School calendar start date exceptions modified, hours of instruction definition modified, average daily membership definition modified, innovation zone provisions modified, flexible learning year program modified, and distance learning provided.
*Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here:
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn If you email it by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, your written testimony will be included in the “virtual committee packet.” Written testimony may also be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing to be included in the record.

If you would like to sign up to testify live via zoom, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available in allotments of up to two minutes per testifier/organization. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 
Committee Documents:
Amendment, HF965DE2 (Edelson).pdf
Amendment, HF1644DE2 (Edelson).pdf
Agenda, 3-17-2021.pdf
Minutes, 3-15-2021.pdf
Bill Summary, HF 1317.pdf
Bill Summary, HF 965 (DE2 amendment).pdf
Bill Summary, HF 1644 (DE2 amendment).pdf
alyssa horvat - HF 965.pdf
Amanda Collins - HF 965.pdf
Amy Fields Letter - HF 965.pdf
anonymous - HF 965.pdf
aubrey- HF 965.pdf
aviles HF 965.pdf
carpio - hF 965.pdf
Collins letter - HF 965.pdf
delaney - HF 965.pdf
Educator Expense Testimony, Henning.pdf
foster letter - SF 965.pdf
Hanson - HF965.pdf
HF965_CCD_3.17.21.pdf
HF965EdAllies.pdf
HF1644 Payne - written testimony.pdf
HF1644EdAllies.pdf
JF Testimony.pdf
JLancial Testimony.pdf
kline - HF 965 .pdf
lang letter - HF 965.pdf
laube letter - HF 965.pdf
Leilani Stoltzman - HF 965.pdf
MAAN Letter of support for HF 965 SF 1210.pdf
meek - HF 965.pdf
merchant - HF 965.pdf
MN Autism Council Letter of Support - HF 965 SF1210.pdf
Nadine Mongo letter - HF 965.pdf
rick aviles - HF 965.pdf
SF 1210 Recovery Education One-Pager 3.9.21.pdf
SF1210 Recovery Education One-Pager accessible 3.10.21.pdf
slominski2 HF 965.pdf
thomas - HF965.pdf
Toni Malone letter - HF 965.pdf
Minutes (updated), 2-15-21.pdf
Minutes (updated), 2-17-21.pdf
Minutes (updated), 3-3-21.pdf
Minutes (updated), 3-5-21.pdf

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:00 PM 
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Committee on Education Finance and Policy


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Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Livestream YouTube

This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Agenda:  
S.F. 2042 Howe, J. Minnesota Council on Economic Education grants appropriation.
S.F. 1804 Duckworth School districts renewal of expiring referendums by action of school board authorization.
S.F. 1416 Chamberlain Education finance local optional revenue clarification.
S.F. 1417 Chamberlain Education finance general education aid clarification.
 


Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1083 (Moller) Comprehensive school mental health service lead position established, and money appropriated.
HF1422 (Mariani) Sanneh Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
*more items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


Week of March 8

Monday, March 8, 2021 1:00 PM      

Education Policy

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

Agenda:

***INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY***
No formal action will be taken

HF874 (Hassan) Fundamental right to quality public education for all children provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.


Public testimony (up to 2 minutes each) will be taken from both those who support the bill and those who oppose/have concerns.

If you would like to sign up to testify live via zoom, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Please note in your email whether you support the bill or oppose/have concerns.

Members of the public, organizations, and stakeholders are always welcome to submit written testimony in lieu of testifying via zoom.

If you would like to submit written testimony, please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn.

Written testimony received by Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. will be included in the “virtual committee packet.” Written testimony may also be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing to be included in the record.

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 
Committee Documents:
Agenda, 3-8-2021.pdf
Minutes, 3-5-2021.pdf
Slide, HF 874.pdf
AMSD Brief on Constitutional Amendment.pdf
Duluth News Tribune Our Children Column.pdf
Education Law Center.pdf
MBP EDU_Letter of Support for Page Amendment.pdf
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council Resolution.pdf
MN Association of Charter Schools - Page Amendment Letter - House Ed.pdf
National Parent Union Page Amendment Support Letter.pdf
Page Amendment - Community Partners.pdf
Page Amendment - Homeschool Q&A.pdf
Page Amendment - Overview.pdf
Page Amendment - What is the Page Amendment.pdf
Page Amendment testimony EdAllies.pdf
Page Amendment Testing Document.pdf
Response to Academics -- Alan C. Page 2.24.21 (final).pdf
Rochester Post Bulletin Our Children Column.pdf
St. Paul Pioneer Press Our Children Column.pdf
Statement by the NAACP on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3-8-21.pdf
TCDIP Homeschool Document.pdf
UofM Law School Law Review Brandie Burris.pdf
Testimony, Abdull.pdf
Testimony, Adkerson.pdf
Testimony, Anderson.pdf
Testimony, Andersson.pdf
Testimony, Aybar.pdf
Testimony, Beck.pdf
Testimony, Bell.pdf
Testimony, Blank.pdf
Testimony, Bouchie.pdf
Testimony, Brinkman.pdf
Testimony, Camareno.pdf
Testimony, Carlson.pdf
Testimony, Case.pdf
Testimony, Child Protection League Action.pdf
Testimony, Colbert.pdf
Testimony, Corniea.pdf
Testimony, Cudnik.pdf
Testimony, Dallager.pdf
Testimony, Damsgard.pdf
Testimony, Davies.pdf
Testimony, Dikkers, MACHE.pdf
Testimony, Fredrickson.pdf
Testimony, Gilbertson.pdf
Testimony, Goebel.pdf
Testimony, Goudy.pdf
Testimony, Grigsby.pdf
Testimony, Gundale.pdf
Testimony, Jaenchen.pdf
Testimony, Jalmasco.pdf
Testimony, Johnson.pdf
Testimony, Keller.pdf
Testimony, Kelly.pdf
Testimony, Krotzer.pdf
Testimony, Larson J..pdf
Testimony, Larson T..pdf
Testimony, Larson.pdf
Testimony, Lonnquist.pdf
Testimony, Maas.pdf
Testimony, Madison.pdf
Testimony, Martinson.pdf
Testimony, Mikkelson.pdf
Testimony, Milbrath.pdf
Testimony, Miller, K..pdf
Testimony, Miller.pdf
Testimony, Mueller.pdf
Testimony, Nelson, K.pdf
Testimony, Nelson.pdf
Testimony, Olmscheid.pdf
Testimony, Osterberg.pdf
Testimony, Overlander.pdf
Testimony, Pam.pdf
Testimony, Patnode.pdf
Testimony, Paulsen, MACHE.pdf
Testimony, Perry.pdf
Testimony, Price.pdf
Testimony, Reese.pdf
Testimony, Roeger.pdf
Testimony, Schnaus.pdf
Testimony, Schrock.pdf
Testimony, Simon.pdf
Testimony, Skalski.pdf
Testimony, Skulley.pdf
Testimony, Spencer.pdf
Testimony, Stocker.pdf
Testimony, Totushek.pdf
Testimony, Weber.pdf
Testimony, White.pdf
Testimony, Wold.pdf
Testimony, Ziffer.pdf
Orfield, Inquiry to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.pdf
Orfield, PublicMediaRequest for Federal Reserve Documents.pdf
Orfield, Reply Letter to Neel Kashkari - 3-5-2020.pdf
Testimony, Gerdes.pdf
Testimony, Salgado.pdf
Testimony, Irion.pdf

Monday, March 8, 2021 3:00 PM 

Committee on Education Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Livestream YouTube

This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Friday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Monday 10:00 a.m.
Agenda:  
S.F. 1525 Chamberlain

Education Savings Accounts for Students Act; appropriations


Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF917 (Sandstede) Transportation sparsity revenue percent updated.
HF945 (Youakim) Special education social work service third-party reimbursement modified.
*More items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1742 (Berg) Student support personnel aid established, and money appropriated.
*Pending Referral* HF1712 (Keeler) World's best workforce performance measure modified.
*More items may be added to the agenda.*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:00 PM      

Education Policy

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

Agenda:

Walk through and public testimony of Education Policy Omnibus Bill.
The DE amendment (containing the language of the Omnibus Bill) will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.

Time will be allotted for public testimony (up to 2 minutes each) in response to the posted DE Amendment (omnibus bill). If we run out of time, you are encouraged to submit your comments in writing after the hearing.

If you would like to sign up to testify live via zoom, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

If you would like to submit written testimony, please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. If you email it by 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, your written testimony will be included in the “virtual committee packet.” Written testimony may also be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing to be included in the record.

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 
Committee Documents:
HF1081DE1.pdf
3-10-2021 agenda.pdf
3-8-21 Minutes.pdf
Bill Summary, HF1081(DE1).pdf
Legal Aid-MDLC Letter re Education Policy Omnibus.pdf
MACHE Testimony for the MN House Education Policy DE Amendment (Omnibus Bill).pdf
MASPA Letter to House Policy Committee 3-9-21.pdf
MBP EDU_ltr to House Ed_ HF1081.pdf
testimony, Ackley.pdf
testimony, Barber.pdf
testimony, Beck.pdf
testimony, Beil.pdf
testimony, Bernstrom.pdf
testimony, Betz.pdf
testimony, Bouchie.pdf
testimony, Boyum.pdf
testimony, Brinkman.pdf
testimony, Cherney.pdf
testimony, Ciske.pdf
testimony, Davies.pdf
testimony, Dimitroff.pdf
testimony, Doyle.pdf
testimony, Erpelding.pdf
testimony, Evertz.pdf
testimony, Feiler.pdf
testimony, Foster, C..pdf
testimony, Foster.pdf
testimony, Freitag.pdf
testimony, Frese.pdf
testimony, Gewecke, S..pdf
testimony, Gewecke.pdf
testimony, Gilbertson.pdf
testimony, Gleason.pdf
testimony, Goudy.pdf
testimony, Grilz.pdf
testimony, Gust, T..pdf
testimony, Gust.pdf
testimony, Hanson, K..pdf
testimony, Hanson.pdf
testimony, Havyer.pdf
testimony, Herbrandson.pdf
testimony, Hoffman.pdf
testimony, Hollenbeck.pdf
testimony, Honnette.pdf
testimony, Houser.pdf
testimony, Hovland.pdf
testimony, Hultgren.pdf
testimony, Hunter.pdf
testimony, Hutchinson.pdf
testimony, Janssen.pdf
testimony, Jenny G.pdf
testimony, Johannessen.pdf
testimony, Johnson.pdf
testimony, Jones.pdf
testimony, Jorgensen-Kuphal.pdf
testimony, Kalliomaa.pdf
testimony, Kayser.pdf
testimony, Keller.pdf
testimony, Kempf (2).pdf
testimony, Kempf.pdf
testimony, Kerian.pdf
testimony, Kleinsasser.pdf
testimony, Knutsen.pdf
testimony, Kraemer.pdf
testimony, Ladner.pdf
testimony, Ladner.pdf
testimony, Larson.pdf
testimony, Loar.pdf
testimony, Lofberg.pdf
testimony, Lu.pdf
testimony, Luehmann.pdf
testimony, Lundy.pdf
testimony, Mansfield.pdf
testimony, McGarrah.pdf
testimony, Meyer.pdf
testimony, Milbrath.pdf
testimony, Miller.pdf
testimony, Mueller, J..pdf
testimony, Mueller.pdf
testimony, Nightingale.pdf
testimony, Norton.pdf
testimony, Oleson.pdf
testimony, Olmscheid.pdf
testimony, Osterberg.pdf
testimony, Otterstad.pdf
testimony, Overlander.pdf
testimony, Perry.pdf
testimony, Peterman.pdf
testimony, Petersen.pdf
testimony, Peterson.pdf
testimony, Plotts.pdf
testimony, Rettig.pdf
testimony, Rico.pdf
testimony, Roeger.pdf
testimony, Schmidt.pdf
testimony, Seidel.pdf
testimony, Showcatally.pdf
testimony, Simonson.pdf
testimony, Skalski.pdf
testimony, Sonnen.pdf
testimony, Sporleder.pdf
testimony, Spranger.pdf
testimony, Stadem.pdf
testimony, Terres.pdf
testimony, Varns.pdf
testimony, Wedel.pdf
testimony, Wiebe.pdf
testimony, Woytcke.pdf
I.Abdull 3.10.21 house education policy omnibus.pdf

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:00 PM 
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Committee on Education Finance and Policy


Calendar
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Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Livestream YouTube

This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Agenda:  
S.F. 966 Fateh School district policy regarding student absence for religious holiday modifications.
S.F. 1048 Torres Ray Dismissals of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibition.
S.F. 1447 Chamberlain Teacher and classroom safety provisions; student history of violence paraprofessional notice requirement.
S.F. 1210 Duckworth Students with disabilities special education recovery services and support plans and appropriation.
S.F. 1386 Duckworth Charter school authorizer corrective action requirements modification.
S.F. 1441 Chamberlain School calendar start date exceptions clarification; hours of instruction and average daily membership definitions modifications; innovation zone provisions and flexible learning year program modifications; distance learning provisions.
S.F. 654 Lang School seizure training and action plan requirement.
 


Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:30 AM      

Early Childhood Finance and Policy


Calendar
Permalink
Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

House File 1293 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Early childhood learning scholarship funding provided, and money appropriated.
House File 911 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Head Start appropriation distribution modified, and money appropriated.
House File 1568 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Kindergarten readiness assessment modified, report required, and money appropriated.

Additional bills may be added.

Public Viewing:
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

Public Testimony:
Members of the public who are interested in testifying must email polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to ensure consideration. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints.
If you plan to submit written testimony, please send it to polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.

Committee Documents:
H0911A1.pdf
H1293A1.pdf
HF1293 Summary.pdf
MNleg CCAP ELS 2021.pdf
HF1293_Handouts.pdf
HF1293_Letters_of_Support.pdf
Early Childhood Agenda 3.11.pdf
HF0911 Summary.pdf
HF1568 Summary.pdf
HF1568 Spt Ltr Crisis WG FINAL.pdf

Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:30 AM      

Education Finance

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF1092 (Hollins) Girl Scouts River Valley ConnectZ program grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
*More items may be added*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


Education Finance and Policy

Chair: Senator Roger C. Chamberlain

Location: Livestream YouTube

This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 9:00 a.m. Thursday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Thursday 3:00 p.m.

Agenda:  
S.F. 777 Housley National school lunch program participant requirement to adopt and publish meals policies; no fees charged and respectful treatment requirements.
S.F. 1131 Johnson, M. Regional public library systems aid distribution modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1252 Rosen State high school league governing board membership modification.
S.F. 1383 Howe, J. Teachers as essential employees classification.
S.F. 1471 Weber Rural career and technical education consortium grants appropriations.
S.F. 1555 Eichorn Career pathway grant program establishment; online learning through contracts with qualifying supplemental online learning providers authorization; appropriating money.
S.F. 1829 Chamberlain Perpich Center for Arts Education abolishment and conveyance; Department of Education position creation; appropriating money.
S.F. 67 Wiger School buildings environmental hazards notification requirement.
 


    Friday, March 12, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF1081 (Richardson) - Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed. (The DE Amendment to this bill will be the Education Policy Omnibus Bill)

    Amendments to HF1081

    *Public testimony on the Education Policy Omnibus Bill is being taken on 3/10/2021. No further public testimony will be taken on 3/12/2021.*

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp
    Committee Documents:
    HF1081DE1.pdf
    Bill Summary, HF1081(DE1).pdf


    Week of March 1

    Monday, March 1, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF909 (Hassan) - Student absence from school modified for religious holidays.

    HF1376 (Frazier) - Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.

    HF1626 (Richardson) - Tobacco exception in public schools created for American Indian students.

    *Agenda items may be added or removed. Bills may be taken in any order*

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day before the hearing. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

    Members of the public, organizations, and stakeholders are always welcome to submit written testimony in lieu of testifying via zoom. Please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Written testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing. Written testimony received by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day will be part of the “virtual committee packet.”

    Committee Documents:
    HF1376 Amendment (Frazier) A21-0045.pdf
    3-1-2021 agenda.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Allen.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Borman.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Campion, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Chokshi, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Daley, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Denaway, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Dornon, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Ehlen, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Flicek, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Gunderson, BlackMenTeachTc.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Hayo.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Heath.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Jones, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Lambertz.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Little, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, MACTE.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Oberholtzer, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Pintar, Prodeo Academy.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Stern, Great MN Schools.pdf
    HF1376-written testimony, Zinda, Prodeo Academy.pdf

     


    Monday, March 1, 2021 3:00 PM 

    Committee on Education Finance and Policy

    Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
    Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

    This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Friday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Monday 10:00 a.m.
    Agenda:  
    S.F. 321 Utke

    Online access to music education for children and students grant program establishment and appropriation.

    S.F. 626 Chamberlain

    School district equalized referendum levies calculation modification and appropriation.

    S.F. 702 Chamberlain School reading instruction requirements modification.
    S.F. 1444 Chamberlain Professional educator licensing and standards board licensure extension.
    S.F. 706 Nelson

    Department of education ParentChild+ program appropriations.

    S.F. 939 Nelson

    Postsecondary enrollment options program modifications and appropriations.

    S.F. 728 Frentz

    Third-party reimbursement for social work services for special education modification.


     

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    Release of the report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on the evaluation of the Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) grant program.
    *Other items may be added to the agenda*

    This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

     


     

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF486 (Feist) Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated.
    HF1057 (Bennett) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education program legislative grant evidence-based standard established, and report required.
    *More items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF951 (Richardson) - Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibited.
    **Bills added per introduction and referral on 2/25/2021**
    HF1408 (Becker-Finn) - Interpreter requirements modified.
    HF1617 (Hassan) - Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.
    HF1712 (Keeler) - World's best workforce performance measure modified.

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day before the hearing. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

    Members of the public, organizations, and stakeholders are always welcome to submit written testimony in lieu of testifying via zoom. Please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Written testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing. Written testimony received by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day will be part of the “virtual committee packet.

     

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:00 PM 
    *** Editing change***

    Committee on Education Finance and Policy

    Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
    Livestream YouTube

    This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

     Agenda:


    Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF649 (Sandstede) Statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program amended, and money appropriated.
    HF1314 (Morrison) Minnesota Youth Council changes made and funding established, and money appropriated.
    *More items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

     

    Friday, March 5, 2021 1:00 PM      
    Meeting Time Note: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF1376 (Frazier) - Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
    *Public testimony on HF1376 was taken on 3/1/2021, and the bill was laid over. No additional public testimony will be taken at this hearing. The author's amendment below was already adopted, but the bill has not been engrossed to incorporate the changes made by the amendment.

    HF1617 (Hassan) - Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.

    HF161 (Fischer) - Environmental hazard notifications in school buildings required.

    ***Bills Added***
    HF1081 (Richardson) - Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed.
    HF1083 (Moller) - Comprehensive school mental health service lead position established, and money appropriated. (The amendment and testimony deadline for HF1083 ONLY is extended from 5:00 p.m. on 3/4/2021 to 10:00 a.m. on 3/5/2021. The deadlines remain the same for all other bills.)

    Public testimony on HF1376 was taken on 3/1/2021, and the bill was laid over. No additional public testimony will be taken at this hearing. The author's amendment below was already adopted, but the bill has not been engrossed to incorporate the changes made by the amendment.

    ***More bills may be added***
    **Agenda items may be added or removed. Bills may be taken in any order**

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Committee Documents:
    HF1376 Amendment (Frazier) A21-0045.pdf
    Bill Summary, HF 1376.pdf
    Amendment, HF1617A1 (Hassan).pdf


    Week of February 22, 2021

    Monday, February 22, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF562 (Urdahl) - Social studies graduation requirement modified.

    Presentation on Agriculture in our Classrooms (Poston)

    ***BILL REMOVED: HF649 (Sandstede) - Statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program amended, and money appropriated***

    *Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Please email written testimony/handouts by 5:00 pm the previous business day to ensure it will be posted as part of the virtual committee packet. It will also be accepted up to 24 hours after the hearing to become part of the record.

    Please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day to sign up to provide live testimony via zoom, so you can receive instructions. You will have up to 2 minutes. We will do our best to hear from everyone who signs up. If we run out of time, you are encouraged to submit your remarks as written testimony.

    Committee Documents:
    HF 562-written testimony, MSBA & AMSD.pdf
    HF562, handout, LWV.pdf
    HF562-written testimony, LWV.pdf
    2-17-21 Minutes.pdf
    Bill Summary, HF 562.pdf
    2-22-2021 agenda.pdf

    Monday, February 22, 2021 3:00 PM 

    Committee on Education Finance and Policy


    Calendar
    Permalink

    Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
    Livestream YouTube

    This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Friday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Monday 10:00 a.m.

    Agenda:
    S.F. 707-Nelson: Education partnership program modification; coalition fund tier grants
    appropriations.

    S.F. 987-Dornink: Legislative grant for prekindergarten through grade 12 educational programs evidence based standard establishment.

    S.F. 783-Chamberlain: Community education advisory council responsibilities modification; general community education revenue calculation and allowable uses modification; appropriation.

    S.F. 628-Chamberlain: State assessments plan requirement.

    S.F. 859-Hoffman, J.: School health services modification to allow for the use of private
    clinical nursing authorization; functional behavioral assessment use
    modification; alternative delivery of specialized instructional services
    programs student participation authorization.


     

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF288 (Edelson) Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

    HF1024 (Pinto) Department of Early Childhood established, and rulemaking authorized.
    *More items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 
    Committee Documents:
    HF1024_A1 Amendment
    Agenda
    HF1024_House Research Summary
    HF1024_Presentation
    HF1024_Written Testimony and Resources
    HF288_Written Testimony and Resources
    HF288_House Research Summary

     




    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    Pending referral - HF378 (Youakim) Paraprofessional paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated.
    Pending referral - HF786 (Lee) After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
    *more items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

     

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF950 (Richardson) - Minnesota Department of Education Policy Bill
    Prekindergarten through 12th grade education funding provided including general education, education excellence, health and well-being, nutrition, libraries, early childhood, and post secondary enrollment options and graduation; technical corrections made; and reports required.

    *Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

    This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Please email written testimony/handouts by 5:00 pm the previous business day to ensure it will be posted as part of the virtual committee packet. It will also be accepted up to 24 hours after the hearing to become part of the record.

    Please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day to sign up to provide live testimony via zoom, so you can receive instructions. You will have up to 2 minutes. We will do our best to hear from everyone who signs up. If we run out of time, you are encouraged to submit your remarks as written testimony.
    A21-0033 Amendment (Richardson).pdf
    2-24-2021 Education Policy Agenda.pdf
    2-22-21 Minutes.pdf
    Bill Summary, HF950.pdf
    Presentation on HF950, MDE.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Abdull.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, CAAL.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Coalition to Increase TOCAIT.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Daley, EdAllies.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, EdAllies.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, EducationEvolving.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Finger.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Great MN Schools.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Hegre.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Jones, EdAllies.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Legal Aid-MDLC.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MACTA MnACTE.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MACTE.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Mann.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MCLA.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MN Ethnic Studies Coalition.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MnCEE.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, MSCA.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, NAMI.pdf
    HF950-handout, Mental Health Education in Schools 2021, NAMI.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Rodriguez.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Rosok.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, Solutions Not Suspensions.pdf
    HF950-written testimony, TFA Twin Cities.pdf
    HF950-written testimony,e4e.pdf

     


     

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:00 PM 

    Committee on Education Finance and Policy

    Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
    Livestream YouTube

    This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
    Agenda:  
    S.F. 446 Abeler Teachers of color and American Indian teachers increase; equitable school enhancement grants; curriculum policy; COME teach in Minnesota hiring bonuses; grow your own programs grants; teacher mentorship and retention modifications; graduation ceremonies; appropriations.
    S.F. 781 Coleman Teacher licensing, hiring, and dismissal provisions modifications.
    S.F. 605 Chamberlain Teacher mentoring program school districts establishment requirement; staff development revenue modification.
    S.F. 784 Chamberlain School district establishment of teacher mentoring programs requirement; staff development revenue allowed uses modification.
    S.F. 819 Dornink School district short-call substitute teachers pilot program.
    S.F. 526 Koran Black Men Teach Twin Cities grant appropriation.

    Committee Documents

    S.F. 781 Coleman Teacher licensing, hiring, and dismissal provisions modifications.
    S.F. 784 Chamberlain School district establishment of teacher mentoring programs requirement; staff development revenue allowed uses modification.
    S.F. 819 Dornink School district short-call substitute teachers pilot program.
    S.F. 526 Koran Black Men Teach Twin Cities grant appropriation.
     

     

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance 

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF1065 (Davnie) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided; general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities, nutrition and libraries, early childhood, community education, and state agency provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.
    HF1313 (Davnie) Local optional revenue clarified, and obsolete language removed.
    HF1312 (Davnie) General education aid clarified.
    *More items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 


    Week of February 15, 2021

    Monday, February 15, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy


    Calendar
    Permalink
    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF561 (Urdahl) - School districts required to establish teach mentoring programs, and staff development revenue allowed uses modified.
    (Originally scheduled to be heard on 2/8/2021)

    HF351 (Scott) - Academic standards review cycle suspended, and report required.
    (Originally scheduled to be heard on 2/10/2021)

    *Agenda items may be added or removed.*

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Please email written testimony/handouts by 5:00 pm the previous business day to ensure it will be posted as part of the virtual committee packet. It will also be accepted up to 24 hours after the hearing to become part of the record.

    Please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. the previous business day to sign up to provide live testimony via zoom, so you can receive instructions. You will have up to 2 minutes. We will do our best to hear from everyone who signs up. If we run out of time, you are encouraged to submit your remarks as written testimony.

    Please refer to the Committee Rules (posted under "Committee Documents") for further information.

    Monday, February 15, 2021 3:00 PM 
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    Committee on Education Finance and Policy


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    Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
    Livestream YouTube

    This committee hearing will be conducted entirely remotely pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and will be facilitated solely through Zoom. The hearing may be viewed at https://www.senate.mn/media/media_coming_up.html  Testimony will be limited. Written testimony is encouraged. Those hoping to speak may reply to this address by 4:00 p.m. Friday: gregory.marcus@senate.mn Written comments may be submitted to the same address by Monday 11:00 a.m.
    Agenda:  
    S.F. 627 Chamberlain Safe schools revenue program modification and appropriation.
    S.F. 925 Eichorn Nonpublic students aid calculation modification; appropriation.
    S.F. 1012 Chamberlain Informational discussion of SF 1012.
    S.F. 237 Cwodzinski Preschool and kindergarten screen time limit; appropriation.
     




    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF1064 (Davnie) Summer education program funding provided, and money appropriated.
    *No formal action will be taken on this bill*
    *Other agenda items may be added*

    Public comments will be taken for HF1064 (Davnie):
    • If you wish to comment on this bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email.
    • Written comments are welcome, please see the template filed under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

     

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:30 AM      

    Education Finance

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

    Agenda:

    HF498 (Marquart) Long-term facility maintenance revenue and capital levy allowed uses clarified.
    *Other agenda items may be added*

    Instructions to the public on testimony:
    • If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
    • Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Committee Documents:
    Agenda
    Research Summary_HF 498
    Fiscal Note_HF 498
    Districts by Coop
    LeaseandLTFMRevenueFY21



    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:00 PM      

    Education Policy

    Location: Remote Hearing
    Chair: Rep. Ruth Richardson

    Agenda:

    HF378 (Youakim) - Paraprofessional paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated.
    HF469 (Moller) - Seizure training and seizure action plan required in schools.
    HF786 (Lee) - After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.

    *Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

    This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

    Public Viewing Information:
    This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp 

    Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Please email written testimony/handouts by 5:00 pm the previous business day to ensure it will b