STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the thirty-eighth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
A quorum was not present.
Chair Mariani welcomed members back to committee for the 2010 session, gave an overview of committee for the year, and the agenda for today.
Handout: "Chair’s Objectives" Rep. Carlos Mariani.
A quorum was present at 8:43 AM.
Rep. Mariani welcomed the committee’s new pages, Mr. Andrew Lee, and Ms. Margot Bieging.
Education advocates testifying to their 2010 legislative agendas were:
Ms. Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Bob Wedl, Education Evolving
Handout: "Education Evolving: Testimony provided to the MN House of Representatives"
Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Mr. Lee Schmitt and Mr. Kent Gordon, Minnesota Science Teachers Association
Handout: "Minnesota Science Teachers Assocation (MnSTA) 2010 Legislative Platform"
Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch
Handout: "EdWatch: Education for a Free Nation"
Mr. Peter Noll, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Mr. Grathwol introduced members of the Minneapolis Citywide Student Government who were participating in a Day at the Capitol.
Mr. Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Mr. Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School District
Handouts: "AMSD Position on the Integration Revenue Program" and "Invest in Education: Our Future Depends on it!" Brochure
Ms. Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Mr. Roger Aronson, Minnesota State High School League and Elementary and Secondary Principals’ Associations
Rep. Kath moved to approve the minutes of April 7, 2009, May 27, 2009, January 6, 2010, and January 19, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant