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Upcoming Meetings


Week of February 17

Monday, February 17, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
Where are we with students results and funding?
     
     Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Fed
     President Neel Kashkari
     
     Christy Hovanetz, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Foundation for
     Excellence in Education
     
     Jena Hoffer, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal
     Analysis
     
     Bettsy Hjelseth, Analyst, Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis
 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:00 AM      
Meeting Time Note: The committee will reconvene at 5:30 PM in 120 State Capitol to hear public testimony on HF1.

House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

* HF1 - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

*Please see DE5 amendment posted.

Walk through and testimony/discussion will take place during the morning meeting on February 18th and continue in the evening of February 18th beginning at 5:30PM in Capitol 120. Public testimony on HF1 will take place during the evening portion of the meeting.

If you would like to testify on this bill, please email the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn); members of the public will be asked to keep testimony to two minutes per person.

Materials must be submitted to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 12 PM on Monday, February 17 in order to be included in committee member folders.
Committee Documents:
H0001DE5
HF1DE5 Fiscal Spreadsheet

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational presentations on:
Pregnant and Parenting Pupil Transportation
Reach out and Read

*more agenda items may be added*

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:30 PM     
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF3179 (Sandell) - School district transportation contracts clarified.

HF125 * (Bennett) - Education finance; evidence-based grant standard established for any legislative grants awarded to organizations for prekindergarten through grade 12 education programs, and report required.

Informational presentation on findings from The Violence Project’s Mass Shooter Database

Informational presentation on youth e-cigarette use

HF3166 (Edelson) - Vaping awareness and prevention instruction for public school students required.

HF3164 (Edelson) - Vaping prevention pilot grant created, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

*No public testimony will be taken on HF125 as the bill received a hearing in the Education Policy Committee on January 30, 2019 and was included in HF1711 , the Committee’s 2019 policy bill.

Testifiers should contact Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) to be added to the testifier list or submit written materials.

Materials must be submitted 24 hours prior to the hearing start time in order to be included in committee member folders.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational presentations on:
Online access to music education
College savings account pilot
Pathways in technology early college high school (P-Tech)

*more agenda items may be added*


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy



Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF3201 (Kunesh-Podein) - Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, increase in percentage of teachers of color and American Indian teachers sought, reports required, and money appropriated.

Informational presentation on the Reimagine Minnesota Report

HF3065 (Becker-Finn) - Sign language and English interpreter requirements modified.

HF1940 (Huot) - Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program.

HF2930 * (Schultz) – Special education aid calculation for charter schools modified.

HF1868 ** (Youakim) - Student journalists in grades 6 through 12 speech and press rights clarified.

More agenda items may be added.


*No amendments or testimony will be taken on HF2930 ; the committee will vote to re-refer HF2930 to the Education Finance Division, which will conduct work on the bill.

*Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF1868 was returned to the Education Policy Committee at the end of the 2019 session. The committee will vote to send the bill back to the General Register but will not take further public testimony as this bill received a hearing and was voted out of committee on March 6, 2019.

Testifiers should contact Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) to be added to the testifier list or submit written materials.

Materials must be submitted 24 hours prior to the hearing start time in order to be included in committee member folders.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy


Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Beat the odds/High performing schools
Agenda:  
TEAM Academy, Principal Courtney
Burnsville Public Schools, Sioux Trail Elementary, Principal Hughes
Burnsville Public Schools, Rahn Elementary, Principal Robb
Burnsville Public Schools, Edward Neill Elementary, Principal Bomstad
South Washington County Public Schools, Newport Elementary, Principal Romano
Austin Public Schools, Southgate Elementary, Principal Baskins, Ed. Services Director, Alberts and, Superintendent Krenz
St. James Public Schools, St. James Northside Elementary, Principal Beck
Anoka Hennepin Public Schools, combined presentation of: Morris Bye Elementary, Principal Wahlin; Monroe Elementary, Principal Oliver; Hamilton Elementary, Principal Bowman and Superintendent, David Law
 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 AM      

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Divisionermalink

Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

Discussion and any amendments on HF1 . Please see DE5 amendment posted.

As per division rules, all amendments must be submitted to the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) by 3 PM on Wednesday, February 19.
Committee Documents:
H0001DE5
HF1DE5 Fiscal Spreadsheet

 


Previous Meetings

Week of February 10

Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division




Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Youth and Parent Voices

*Other agenda items may added*

Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:30 AM
Change in meeting time

Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission 

Note: Change in meeting room
Room: 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Chair: Senator Jerry Newton
Agenda:
  1. Call to Order - Introduction of Commission Members
  2. Approval of the March 11, 2019 Minutes
  3. DNR School Trust Forestry Certification Report
  4. Legislation
    1. Compensation (HF 152/SF 617)
    2. FMIA Money Transfer (HF 2585/SF 2441)
    3. School Trust Lands Director Provisions Modifications (HF 2383/SF220)
    4. Wild Rice Lease Exchange
    5. School Trust Reporting Requirement
    6. Other School Trust Legislation
  5. Other Business
  6. Adjourn
For more agenda information, click here

Before Session 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:00 PM                                                                                       Senate

Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

An informational hearing on Civics
Agenda:  
Testifiers:
     Justice Paul Anderson
     Secretary of State Steve Simon
     Steve Young
     Imam Hassan Dhooye
     KaZoua Kong-Thao
     Don Samuels
     Thomas Cao
     John Adams
     Bill Green
     Will Cooley
     Pahoua Hoffman
     Lisa Larson
     Jennifer Bloom
     Amy Anderson
     Heather Loeschke
     Ryan Schlichting
     Amy Walstien
     Mark Ritchie
     Mitch Pearlstein
 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 5:00 PM      

Education Policy

Room: New Brighton Community Center
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Joint Ed. Policy & Ed. Finance Listening Session: Paraeducator Issues

I. Introduction
II. Paraeducators Present Issues of Concern
III. Comments from Committee Members
IV. Conclusion