House education committee to examine referendums, board vacancies

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The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to take a look at referendum and school board vacancy issues during its meeting on Tuesday, February 12. See this week’s education committee schedule listed below.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, February 11 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 7 — Safe schools program revenue increase and appropriation.
  • SF 734 — Teacher suicide prevention training and appropriation.
  • SF 247 —Unclaimed drugs and medications in schools disposal authorization.
  • SF 389 — Alternative fire drills for schools and educational institutions requirement.
  • SF 580 — Nonpublic pupil aid calculation modification and appropriation.
  • SF 177 — School safety assessment teams requirement and appropriation.

3 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 482 — Individualized education program (IEP) requirements to permit reporting of student performance on assessments modification.
  • SF 749 — Education alternative dispute resolution and due process hearings conciliation conference repeal.
  • SF 244 — School conciliation conference requirements for individualized education program team modification.
  • SF 640 — Disabled students individualized education plans transition from secondary to postsecondary services grade 9 planning requirement elimination.
  • SF 717 — Disabled students individualized education plan (IEP) functional behavior assessment authorization.
  • SF 159 — Individualized education program requirements modification.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 116 — School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.
  • HF 163 — School board vacancy technical changes made.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 606 — Student absence from school for religious holidays modified, and employee leave for religious holidays required.
  • HF 314 — School districts allowed to begin school year before Labor Day.
  • HF 531 — School districts authorized to begin the school year before Labor Day in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 13 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations on full service community schools.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, February 14 State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes the following bill:

  • HF 907 — After-school community learning program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22 | Windom Public School District
Agenda includes a discussion on public education funding and the needs of rural school districts.


House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, February 12 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 837 — Early childhood screening funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF 825 — Child care businesses in low-income urban areas run by two women pilot program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF 908 — Child care business training funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

8 a.m. Thursday, February 14 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes Parent Aware presentation by Deb Swenson-Klatt, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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