HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

February 26, 2003   Hearing Room E

1:00 PM Tapes  32 - 33

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vic Backlund, Chair

Rep. Pat Farr, Vice-Chair

Rep. Elaine Hopson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Wayne Scott

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jim Keller, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2575 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2621 – Public Hearing

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 32, A

004

Chair Backlund

Calls meeting to order at 1:05 PM. Welcomes colleagues and audience. Opens public hearing on HB 2575.

HB 2575 PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Keller

Committee Administrator. Reads Staff Measure Summary (SMS).

016

Vickie Chamberlain

Executive Director, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Presents answers to questions posed in previous public hearing on HB 2575.  Provides information (EXHIBITS A – G).

027

Chair Backlund

Asks about the level of degree of a statistic.

029

Chamberlain

Explains it was for a Master’s Degree. Continues presentation.

073

Rep. Hopson

Asks about the purpose of the policy discussions with the TSPC. 

078

Chamberlain

Explains the purpose of the issue.

097

Chair Backlund

Asks if the upcoming meeting will be Ms. Chamberlain’s first with the commission.

098

Chamberlain

Answers it will be her fourth meeting.

100

Bill Beck

Director of Professional Development, Confederation of School Administrators (COSA). Testifies in favor of HB 2575 (EXHIBIT H). Explains the discussion many agencies have had on the issue.

185

Jack Stoop

Superintendent, Yamhill Education Service District (ESD) and Chair, Licensure and Preparation Committee, COSA. Testifies in favor of HB 2575. Expresses concern for the future of teacher licenses. Comments on Ms. Chamberlain’s important role in TSPC.   

195

Courtney Vanderstek

Director, Oregon Education Association (OEA) Center for Teaching and Learning. Testifies in favor of HB 2575 (EXHIBIT I).  

226

Chair Backlund

Comments on the measure.

243

Jim Green

Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA). Testifies on HB 2575.

271

Chair Backlund

Closes public hearing on HB 2575. Opens public hearing on HB 2621.

HB 2621 PUBLIC HEARING

275

Jim Keller

Reads SMS.

284

Randy Harnisch

State Board of Education, ODE. Testifies on HB 2621. Explains the measure.

327

Chair Backlund

Poses question concerning HB 2621.

331

Harnisch

Responds.

356

Tom Welter

Executive Director, Oregon Student Activities Association (OSAA). Explains the organization regarding athletics. Provides information (EXHIBIT J). Testifies in opposition to HB 2621.

TAPE 33, A

003

Welter

Continues explanation of OSAA.

015

Don Carter

Counsel, OSAA. Relates the measure to statute. Testifies in opposition to HB 2621 (EXHIBIT K). Explains the appeal process of the OSAA. Provides statistics. Speaks to the damages provision of the bill.

141

Welter

Responds to an earlier question regarding activity sponsorship bylaws. 

155

John Mack

Parent. Testifies in favor of HB 2621 (EXHIBIT L). Describes the situation at Portland Adventist Academy regarding participation in the Oregon AA Basketball Tournament. Suggests a modification to the bill.

254

Chair Backlund

Clarifies information on the Court of Appeals decision.

255

Mack

Explains.

257

Rep. Farr

Asks if there are other reasons games have been changed.

259

Mack

States he knows there are other reasons.

266

Rep. Hopson

Asks if Mr. Mack has read the OSAA mission statement.

273

Mack

Explains that the OSAA is not following their own mission.

282

Rep. Hopson

Explains the board comprised by OSAA.

284

Mack

Believes the OSAA is discriminating due to religion. Provides example.

293

Rep. Hopson

Asks what process he would suggest to address the issues.

297

Mack

Believes the appeals process is sufficient. Explains there needs to be more support for students.

306

Chair Backlund

Notes the amendments. Closes public hearing on HB 2621. Adjourns meeting at 1:52 PM.

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 2 p

B – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 1 p

C – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 2 p

D – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 2 p

E – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 1 p

F – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 2 p

G – HB 2575, Vickie Chamberlain, 1 p

H – HB 2575, Bill Beck, 2 p

I – HB 2575, Courtney Vanderstek, 1 p

J – HB 2621, Tom Welter, 16 p

K – HB 2621, Don Carter, 2 p

L – HB 2621, John Mack, 2 p