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Education Finance

TWENTY- SEVENTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Thursday, March 16, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY- SEVENTH MEETING
NINETY-THIRD SESSION



EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:31 AM on March 16, 2023, in Room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistance noted the roll.

Present:
YOUAKIM, Cheryl, Chair
CLARDY, Mary Frances, Vice Chair
KRESHA, Ron, Minority Lead
ALTENDORF, Pam
ANDERSON, Patti
BAKEBERG, Ben
EDELSON, Heather
HUDELLA, Shane
JORDAN, Sydney
KNUDSEN, Krista
PURSELL, Kristi
REHM, Lucy
SENCER-MURA, Samantha
WEST, Nolan

Excused:
BENNETT, Peggy
GREENMAN, Emma
HILL, Josiah
PEREZ-VEGA, María Isa
PRYOR, Laurie

A quorum was present.

Representative Sencer-Mura moved that the minutes from March 15, 2023, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 345 (Hussein) Education outcome and accountability improvement pilot program established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 345 before the committee.

Representative Hussein presented HF 345.
Testifiers:
• Larry McKenzie, Interim Director, Pillsbury United Community- Office of Public Charter Schools
• Akila Humphrey, 11th Grade Student, Minnesota Internship Center
• Matt Shaver, Policy Director, EdAllies

Chair Youakim moved that HF 345 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance Committee omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1963 (Becker-Finn) School district’s American Indian education aid authorized to catty forward from one school year to the next under circumstances.

Chair Youakim moved HF 1963 before the committee.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 1963.

Testifiers:
• Marsha Van Denburgh, Vice Chair, St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
• Sabrina Van Denburgh, High School Student, St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
• Haley Dagle, American Indian Coordinator, St. Francis Area Schools
• Candy Sina, White Earth Tribal Member

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1963 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1875 (Keeler) American Indian education provided for all students, reported required, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 1875 before the committee.

Representative Keeler and Representative Kozlowski presented HF 1875 before the committee.

Testifiers:
• Glenda Martin, Tribal Leader, Red Lake Band of Chippawa Indians
• Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

HF 1773 (Clardy) Indexing of English learner programs revenue to basic education revenue required, microcredentials of teachers and administrator of English learners established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Clardy moved HF 1773 before the committee.

Vice Chair Clardy moved the A2 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Clardy presented 1773.

Testifiers:
• Leiataua Dr. Robert Jon Peterson, Long Term Consultant, Minnesota Education Equity partnership.
• Dr. Rev. PM Crowley Hillstrom, Director of Research, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
• Andrew Morris, Public Affairs and Legislative Liaison, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1773 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance Omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1589 (Bennett) Special Education teacher pipeline program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Knudsen moved HF 1589 before the committee.

Representative Knudsen presented HF 1589.

Testifiers:
• Dan Armagost, Executive Director, Southern Minneosta Education, Consortium
• Brie Bednar, High School Special Education Teacher, Lyle Public Schools
• Laura Mogelson, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
• Shana Morse, Assistant Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
• Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1589 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance Committee omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM.


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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair


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Shamat Abraha, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF0345 (Hussein) - Educational outcome and accountability improvement pilot program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1963 (Becker-Finn) - School district's American Indian education aid authorized to carry forward from one school year to the next under circumstances.
  • HF1875 (Keeler) - American Indian education provided for all students, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1773 (Clardy) - Indexing of English learner programs revenue to basic education revenue required, microcredentials of teachers and administrators of English learners established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF1589 (Bennett) - Special education teacher pipeline program established, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:29 - HF345 (Hussein) Educational outcome and accountability improvement pilot program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
27:05 - HF1963 (Becker-Finn) School district's American Indian education aid authorized to carry forward from one school year to the next under circumstances.
36:06 - HF1875 (Keeler) American Indian education provided for all students, report required, and money appropriated.
55:01 - HF1773 (Clardy) Indexing of English learner programs revenue to basic education revenue required, microcredentials of teachers and administrators of English learners established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
1:12:55 - HF1589 (Bennett) Special education teacher pipeline program established, report required, and money appropriated.
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Approval of the Minutes from March 15th, 2023
HF 345 (Hussein) Educational outcome and accountability improvement pilot program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 1963 (Becker-Finn) School district's American Indian education aid authorized to carry forward from one school year to the next under circumstances.
HF 1875 (Keeler) American Indian education provided for all students, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1773 (Clardy) Indexing of English learner programs revenue to basic education revenue required, microcredentials of teachers and administrators of English learners established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF 1589 (Bennett) Special education teacher pipeline program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Agenda items may be added or changed.

Notes:
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