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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

    ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 29, 2012



Members Present:        Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair
                Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
                Sen. Karen W. Morgan
                Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
                Sen. Jerry Stevenson
                Sen. Daniel Thatcher    

Members excused:        Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser
    
Staff Present:            Ms. Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary
                
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Osmond called the meeting to order at 7:40 am.

Sen. Thatcher assumed the chair.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:    Sen. Morgan moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Stephenson, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 226 High Quality Preschool Project (A. Osmond)

Sen. Osmond introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:     Ms. Janis Dubno, Early Childhood and Education Senior Policy Analyst,              Voices for Utah Children
            Ms. Elizabeth Garbe, Public Policy Director, United Way
            Ms. Paula Green Johnson, Chair, Women's Philanthropic Network, United     Way
            Ms. Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, President, Utah Education Association

Spoke against the bill: Mr. Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District                 Board of Education
            Ms. Kris Kimball, United Women's Forum


MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 287 Core Curriculum Standards Amendments (M. Dayton)

Sen. Dayton introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Larry Shumway, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Spoke against the bill: Dr. Sara Jones, Director of Educational Excellence & Community                 Outreach, Utah Education Association

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Dalane England, Vice President, Utah Eagle Forum
            Mr. Matthew Piccolo, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
            Mr. Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District                              Board of Education
            Ms. Kris Kimball, United Women's Forum
            Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, President, Utah Eagle Forum

MOTION:     Sen. Osmond moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

S.C.R. 13 Concurrent Resolution on Common Core Standards (A. Osmond)

MOTION:     Sen. Osmond moved to replace S.C.R. 13 with 1st Sub. S.C.R. 13. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard , Sen. Morgan and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

Sen. Osmond introduced and explained the substitute resolution.

Spoke for the resolution:     Mr. Larry Shumway, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
                Ms. Christine Kearl, Education Deputy, Office of the Governor
                Ms. Cammie Nebeker, President, CornerStone of Freedom

Spoke against the resolution:    Ms. Dawn Davis, Citizen

MOTION:     Sen. Osmond moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard , Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

Chair Osmond assumed the chair.



S.B. 285 Education Contribution on Tax Returns (D. Thatcher)

Sen. Thatcher introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District              Board of Education

MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard , Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

H.B. 149 Online Education Survey (S. Eliason)

Rep. Eliason introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District              Board of Education
            Dr. Sara Jones, Director of Educational Excellence & Community                   Outreach, Utah Education Association

MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 284 Concurrent Enrollment Amendments (S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke against the bill: Ms. Christine Kearl, Education Deputy, Office of the Governor
             Mr. Steven Jolley, Principal, Intineris Early College High School

Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Dave Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher              Education

MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 12 through 15 :    

             12          .    authorizes a student to be charged a per credit hour partial tuition for
  certain       higher

             13      education courses offered in public schools through concurrent enrollment;
             14          .    requires that concurrent enrollment courses:
             15              .    
{   meet general education requirements   }        be introductory-level courses       at higher education institutions; and



2.    Page 1, Lines 18 through 19 :    

             18          .    requires the State Board of Regents
{   and the State Board of Education to work

             19      collaboratively to offer  
}
  to develop       certain technology-intensive concurrent enrollment courses;


3.    Page 3, Lines 83 through 88 :    

             83          (4) (a) Concurrent enrollment courses shall be
  introductory-level general education, career and technical education, or pre-major       college-level courses      {   corresponding to

             84      the first or second year of general education  
}
at a state institution of higher education leading
             85      toward a certificate or degree.
             86          (b) The State Board of Regents
{   and the State Board of Education   } shall        :

    (i)  
develop

             87      technology-intensive concurrent enrollment courses, designed as hybrid courses, having a
             88      blend of different learning activities available both in classrooms and online
  ; and

    (ii) develop courses delivered exclusively online  
.


4.    Page 5, Lines 124 through 126 :    

             124          (ii)
  except as provided in Subsection (9)(f),       partial tuition of up to $30 per credit hour for each concurrent enrollment course for

             125      which the student receives college credit, paid directly to the institution of higher education
             126      that offers the credit.

5.    Page 5, Line 132 :    

             132      receive credit from an institution of higher education.
      (f) A state institution of higher education may not charge tuition to a high school concurrent enrollment student for:

    (i) a technology-intensive concurrent enrollment course described in Subsection (4)(b); or
    (ii) a gateway career and technology education course, as defined by the State Board of Regents.  


The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.


MOTION:
    Sen. Thatcher moved to go on to the next agenda item.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION:     Sen. Stephenson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 286 College Readiness Assessment (S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 9:28 am.


Minutes were reported by Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary.





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Sen. Aaron Osmond