House education committee to hold hearing at Windom School District to discuss funding, rural issues

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The House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is holding its Friday, February 22, meeting at the Windom Public School District, located at 1400 17th Street in Windom. The committee is scheduled to discuss public education funding and the needs of rural school districts.

See this week’s education committee schedule listed below.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 294 — Student preparation to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process requirement.
  • SF 17 — Government and citizenship course for graduation requirement.
  • SF 193 — Cursive handwriting instruction in elementary school requirement and appropriation.
  • SF 423 — Music education in rural Minnesota grant program establishment and appropriation.
  • SF 1243 — National Youth Leadership Council service-learning grant program appropriation.

3 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 292 — Community education revenue program funding increase.
  • SF 1138 — Community education advisory council responsibilities and general community education revenue allowable uses calculation modifications; appropriation.
  • SF 521 — Northeast Minnesota collaborative summer intensive program appropriation.
  • SF 972 — Minnetonka School District; fund transfer authorization.
  • SF 1055 — Truman School District; fund transfer from early childhood and family education and school readiness reserve accounts in the community service fund to the general fund.
  • SF 871 — Community service fund transfers authorization.


House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 987 — Low-income student access to driver education programs expanded, driver education work group established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF 508 — School board options expanded when disposing of surplus computers.
  • HF 525 — Pupil transportation adjustment calculation modified, pupil transportation working group provided, and report required.
  • HF 681 — Pregnant and parenting pupils transportation to qualified programs provided, reimbursement allowed, and money appropriated.
  • HF 761 — Pupil transportation for certain homeless students authority assigned, and money appropriated.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 55 — School meal provisions modified.
  • HF 575 — Unclaimed drugs or medications in schools disposal provided.
  • HF 576 — School districts required to pay the cost of a college course entrance exam for all students in grade 11 or 12, funding provided to reimburse districts for college entrance exam costs, and money appropriated.
  • HF 209 — Schools testing materials expenditures required, and report to the legislature required.
  • HF 20 — Intermediate school districts statutes renumbered.


House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes HF 813 (Suicide prevention teacher training funding provided, and money appropriated).

9:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes HF 116 (School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board).

12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 | Windom Public School District (1400 17th Street, Windom)
Agenda includes a discussion on public education funding and the needs of rural school districts. (Note: Members of the public who wish to attend this public hearing may park in the East parking lot and sign in with school officials at Door 1. Email Sarah Burt if you wish to testify.) Also, the following bills are on the agenda: HF 1142 (Debt service equalization aid state aid increased) and HF 1143 (Operating referendum program state aid increased, and money appropriated).



House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
The agenda includes HF 1238 (Child care assistance program provisions modified).

8 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
The agenda includes a presentation from the Minnesota Department of Health and HF 1226 (Programs and funding for home visits governed, and money appropriated).

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