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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, 7:30 AM

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:        Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Chair
                Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Karen Morgan
                Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
                Sen. Jerry Stevenson
                Sen. Daniel Thatcher
            
Staff Present:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Mark Madsen, Senator, State of Utah
                Chris Bleak, President, Utah Association of Public Charter
                    Schools
                Patti Harrington, Associate Executive Director, Utah School                     Boards Association, Utah Schools Superintendents Association
                Jacki Evans, Research Director, Utah Taxpayers Association
                Charlene Booth, Grandparent
                Joanne Carper, Grandparent
                Bart Thompson, Assistant Director, Utah High School Activities
                    Association
                Jerry Haslem, Principal, Granger High School
                Matthew Piccolo, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
                Peter Cannon, Citizen
                Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, President, Utah Education
                    Association
                Curtis Blanco, Citizen
                Jennifer Roberts, Teacher, Davis School District
                Laura Black, Director, Jordan Uniserv
                JoDee Sundburg, President, Utah School Boards Association
                Kevin Sheridan, Representative, Southwest Education
                Martell Menlove, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Brenda Hales, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Star Orullian, Executive Director, Granite Education Association
                Adele Curtis, Teacher, Granger High School
                Becky Carson, Teacher, Granger High School
                Geoff Leonard, General Counsel, Utah School Employees
                    Association
                Marilyn Miller, Teacher, Granger High School
                Jennifer Baker, Teacher, Davis School District
                Michael McDonough, Teacher, Granite School District



    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

    Chair Stephenson called the meeting to order at 7:39 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2011 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Morgan absent for the vote.

1.         S.B. 53 - Eligibility for Interscholastic Activities in Secondary Schools

        Sen. Madsen introduced and explained the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to adopt the following amendment:

1.    Page 5, Lines 121 through 138 :    

             121          (i) the student:
             122          (A) submitted an application for admission to the school for the qualifying school year
             123      in accordance with Section 53A-2-207 between December 1 and June 30 prior to the qualifying
             124      school year;
{   and   }

             125          (B) received written notification of acceptance of the application described in
             126      Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) on or before June 30 prior to the qualifying school year;
  and

    (C) is transferring between schools for the first time during high school;  

             127          (ii) the student
  :

    (A)  
is accepted for late enrollment to the school for the school year prior to

             128      the qualifying school year;
{   or   }        and

     (B) is transferring between schools for the first time during high school;
    (iii) the student:
    (A) transfers from a school to a charter school;
    (B) enrolls at the charter school on or before June 30 prior to the qualifying school year; and
    (C) is transferring between schools for the first time during high school; or  

             129          
{   (iii)   }        (iv)       the student:

             130          (A) transfers from a school to the student's school of residence; and
             131          (B) enrolls for the qualifying school year at the student's school of residence on or
             132      before June 30 prior to the qualifying school year;
             133          (b) the student enrolls at the student's school of residence on or before June 30 prior

to
             134      the qualifying school year;
             135          

{   (c) the student enrolls at a school that is a charter school on or before June 30 prior to

             136      the qualifying school year;  
}

             137          
{   (d)   }        (c)       the student enrolls in a school other than the student's school of residence; or

             138          
{   (e)   }        (d)       the student's parent does not reside within the school's attendance area.


        The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Morgan absent for the vote.

        Mr. Blake, Ms. Evans, Ms. Booth, Ms. Carper and Mr. Piccolo spoke in favor of the bill.
                
        Ms. Harrington, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Haslem spoke in opposition to the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to pass S.B. 53 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

         SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to hold S.B. 53 in the committee until the next meeting.

        The substitute motion passed with Sens. Hillyard, Niederhauser, J. Stevenson, Thatcher, and Morgan voting in favor, and Sen. H. Stephenson voting in opposition.

Sen. J. Stevenson assumed the Chair.

2.        S.B. 206 - Labor Organization Provisions in Teacher Contracts

        Sen. H. Stephenson introduced and explained the bill.

        Mr. Cannon spoke in favor of the bill.

        Ms. Gallagher-Fishbaugh spoke to the bill.

        MOTION: Sen. H. Stephenson moved to pass S.B. 206 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed with Sens. Hillyard, Niederhauser, H. Stephenson, J. Stevenson, and Thatcher voting in favor, and Sen. Morgan voting in opposition.
        


3.        S.B. 179 - Math Education Initiative

        
Sen. H. Stephenson introduced and explained the bill.

        Mr. Blanco spoke in favor of the bill.

        Ms. Roberts, Ms. Black, Mr. Sheridan, and Mr. Menlove spoke in opposition to the bill.

        Ms. Sundburg, and Ms. Hale spoke to the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 179 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed with Sens. Hillyard, Niederhauser, H. Stephenson, and Thatcher voting in favor, and Sens. Morgan and J. Stevenson voting in opposition.

4.         S.B. 73 - Public School Teacher Tenure Modification

        Sen. H. Stephenson introduced and explained the bill.

        Ms. Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Ms. Orullian, Ms. Curtis, Ms. Carson, Mr. Leonard, Ms. Miller, Mr. Menlove, Ms. Baker, Mr. McDonough spoke in opposition.
        
        Ms. Sundberg spoke to the bill.

        Mr. Cannon spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Neiderhauser moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Thatcher absent for the vote.

    Acting Chair J. Stevenson adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.




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Sen. Howard A. Stephenson