STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FOURTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30am on February 16, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was present.
Rep. Sandstede moved that the minutes from February 15, 2022 be approved. Motion prevailed.
Presentation on the history of Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) Grant Program.
HF 3079 (Rep. Hassan) Educator support, crisis online learning, and short-call substitute teacher pilot.
Rep. Richardson moved that HF 3079 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration.
Rep. Hassan presented HF 3079 before the committee.
DE2 Amendment (Rep. Demuth)
Rep. Demuth moved that the DE2 amendment to HF 3079 be presented before the committee.
Rep. Demuth withdrew the DE2 amendment.
Rep. Richardson renewed the motion that HF 3079 be laid over for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.
Presentation from the organization Black Men Teach.
Dr. Kathlene Campbell, Dean, School of Education, University of St. Thomas
Audrey Lensmire, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, East African Student to Teacher (EAST) Program Director, Augsburg University
Keenan Jones, Department of Innovation, Design & Learning, Hopkins Public Schools and Member of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet Advisory Council
Azomali Obisakin, Student, Highland Elementary School, Crookston
Ava Roots, Student/Minnesota Youth Council Member, Stillwater High School
Natalia Benjamin, 20201 MN Teacher of the Year, Rochester Public Schools
Susan Hang, Recruitment and Retention Manager, Osseo Area Schools
Virgil Jones, Director of Equity and Inclusion, District 196-Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan Schools
Nawal Ibrahim, Teacher Candidate, St. Cloud State University
Mohamed A. Mohamud, Education Equity Outreach Coordinator, St. Cloud District 742
Bari Idee-Igboh, Teacher Candidate, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Annet Chautla-Suastegui, Teacher Candidate, Augsburg University
Sandra Saucedo-Falagan, Core Steering Committee Tri-Chair, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
Laura Mogelson, MN Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
Adosh Unni, Government Relations, MN Department of Education
Khulia Pringle, Minnesota Manager of Outreach and Organizing, National Parents Union
Mindy Chang, student, Augsburg University
Yelena Baily, Ph.D., Director of Education Policy, PELSB
Markus Flynn, Executive Director, Black Men Teach
Keon Lewis, Student, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Devon Minke, Student, Minnesota State University - Mankato
The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 11:59am.
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair
Wilson Lee, Committee Legislative Assistant