STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the eighth meeting to order at 12:35 PM on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
DORN, John EKEN, Kent
Members excused: GREILING, Mindy; KLINZING, Karen
A quorum was present.
HF529 (Soderstrom) Independent school district No. 566, Askov, capital loan remaining balance forgiven, and school facility sale authorized.
12:35:46 PM Rep. Erickson moved HF529 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.
12:37:23 PM Rep. Soderstrom presented HF529.
12:41:50 PM Rep. Erickson renewed her motion that HF529 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Captial Investment committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
12:43:01 PM ServeMinnesota presentation
Testifying for ServeMinnesota:
12:43:33 PM Audrey Suker, Executive Director, ServeMinnesota
12:47:23 PM Dr. Kerry Bollman, Director, Minnesota Reading Center, St. Croix River Education District
12:56:52 PM Karen Starr, Senior Program Officer, Otto Bremer Foundation
1:02:31 PM Gail Kelly, Executive Director, Minnesota Head Start Association
1:10:28 PM Reading First Grant presentation
Testifying on Reading First:
1:10:51 PM Jesse Montano, Director, NCLB Consolidated Programs
1:24:32 PM Paul Magnuson, Minnesota Department of Education
1:42:58 PM 2005 Education Finance Capital Budget Recommendations
1:43:02 PM Rep. Sykora moved the Capital Projects tracking spreadsheet be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.
1:43:37 PM Greg Crow presented the Capital Projects tracking spreadsheet.
Rep. Sykora moved to orally amend the spreadsheet as follows:
The committee neither recommends nor expressly disapproves of the capital budge request of Independent School District 38 (Red Lake) of $24,040,000 for the construction, renovation, and improvement of the district’s middle school and high school facilities.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
2:14:40 PM Rep. Sykora renewed her motion that the Capital Projects tracking spreadsheet, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.
2:19:00 PM THE MOTION PREVAILED.
2:19:44 PM Rep. Buesgens moved the minutes of: January 26, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
2:20:04 PM The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant