Minnesota House to take action on snow days bill

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The Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled today to discuss SF 1743, which would modify the instruction days and hours calculation for student affected by snow days during the 2018-2019 school year. Access the current version of the bill’s language.

The Minnesota Senate approved SF 1743 earlier this month on a 61-2 vote.

The bill is slated to be heard on the House floor sometime after 3:30 p.m. today (Monday, March 18). Visit the House website to access a webcast of this House floor session.

In other highlights this week, the House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is scheduled to consider bills related to special education funding on Tuesday, March 19. Also, the Senate E-12 Education and Policy Committee is slated to look at a bill Wednesday, March 20, concerning the Permanent School Fund.

See this week’s education committee schedules listed below. (Note: These schedules and agendas are subject to change. Check the committee websites for updates and to access any available documents.)


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

  • HF 1369 (Public schools required to maintain monthly utility consumption data)
  • HF 2259 (Breckenridge School District: postsecondary enrollment options with higher education institution agreement allowed)

House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 194 (Special education funding increased for school districts, tuition bill backs to resident school districts reduced, and local optional revenue and operating referendum revenue added to general education revenue for charter schools)
  • HF 1162 (Special education funding increased)
  • HF 1879 (Unreimbursed special education costs state fund created, report required, and money appropriated)
  • HF 1025 (Forecasted positive general fund balances required to be allocated to restore special education aid payment percentage)
  • HF 1879 (Unreimbursed special education costs state fund created, report required, and money appropriated)

9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 1207 (Duluth School District: special education formulas modified, fiscal year 2016 base adjusted, and money appropriated)
  • HF 1559 (Paraprofessionals paid orientation required, paraprofessional training funding provided, and money appropriated)
  • HF 814 (School-linked mental health grants modified, report required, and money appropriated)
  • HF 732 (School-linked mental health grants funding provided, and money appropriated)

9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 5)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 692 (Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded)
  • HF 73 (Pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses extended time use expanded)
  • HF 246 (Vocational enrichment program established, and money appropriated)

House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
9 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 | State Office Building (Room 10)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 1685 (Child care substitute providing care time increased)
  • HF 1924 (Family child care emergency preparedness plan requirements modified)
  • HF 1925 (Department of Human Services licensing provisions modified)
  • HF 1926 (Child care; individuals exempted from training and background studies)
  • HF 2047 (County licensors required to seek clarification from Department of Human Services before correction order issuance)
  • HF 2048 (Child care training timelines clarified and extended)
  • HF 2049 (Child care training requirements clarified)

8 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
The agenda includes the following bills:

  • HF 2420 (Child care site assistance funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated)
  • HF 910 (Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended)
  • HF 2474 (Child care economic grant program created, and money appropriated)
  • HF 2463 (Early childhood, child care, and family support program eligibility, participation, and requirements modified)
  • HF 2201 (St. Paul: creating college savings accounts at birth grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated)
  • HF 2195 (Early care and education program requirements governed including quality rating and improvement system, implementation outreach, universal identified requirements, and data practices evaluation; early care and education coordination task force established; technical changes made; and money appropriated)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services Budget Bill

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

  • SF 2347 (Prekindergarten to grade 12 education budget appropriations)
  • SF 1270 (Alternative teacher preparation program grant eligibility modification and appropriation.
  • SF 1820 (Alternative teacher compensation aid increase; program waiting list and program aid proration elimination; appropriating money.
  • SF 1625 (Hopkins School District: fund transfer)
  • SF 1787 (Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) information availability to students deadline modification; postsecondary enrollment in online courses requirements modification; transportation aid for pupils enrolled in postsecondary enrollment options calculation modification)
  • SF 2116 (Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provisions modifications)

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

  • SF 355 (Mental health education instruction requirements modification)
  • SF 2139 (Education shared time aid applicable location of services modification)
  • SF 546 (Sanneh Foundation grant)
  • SF 1647 (Parent-child home program appropriation)
  • SF 939 (Education partnership program modification and appropriation)
  • SF 1772 (Specialized instructional services program alternative delivery student participation modification)
  • SF 1273 (Permanent School Fund compensation appropriation for certain lands based on general fund forecast)

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