House Education Finance Division to examine special education cross-subsidy on January 31

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The House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is scheduled to discuss special education and the cross-subsidy during a hearing on Thursday, January 31, in St. Paul. See the complete education committee schedule below.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, January 28 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes reading progress, reading resources and evidence-based reading instruction.

3 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 15 — Military, skilled trades and manufacturing career options access by school districts requirement.
  • SF 293 — Construction and skilled trades career counseling commissioner of education collaboration requirement; safety of youth in skilled trades report requirement.
  • SF 295 — P-TECH schools establishment and appropriation.
  • SF 94 — Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) nonpublic 10th-grade student enrollment authorization and appropriation.
  • SF 19 — Personal finance course for high school graduation requirement.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations regarding innovative and effective ways Intermediate District 287, Prairie Island Indian Community, St. Louis Park Public Schools, and St. Cloud Area Public Schools are tackling the opportunity gap and seeing results.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an introduction from Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, standardized student testing recommendations from MDE’s Future Assessment Design Working Group, and HF 125 (Education programs; legislative grants awarded to organizations for education programs evidence-based grant standard established, and report required).


House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 30| State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from the Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and Program Finance Division Director Tom Melcher.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, January 31 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations relating to special education and the cross-subsidy, and HF 207 (Monticello School District special education adjustment modified).


House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, January 29 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes overview on Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

8 a.m. Thursday, January 31 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes overviews on Head Start & Early Head Start, Voluntary Prekindergarten & School Readiness Plus and scholarships from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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