SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

April 17, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

3:00 PM                                                                                                                          Tapes 63-64

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Charles Starr, Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

Romy Dye, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 372 – Work Session

SB 124 – Work Session

                                                SB 510 – Work Session

                                                SB 827 – Work Session

                                                SB 456 – Work Session

 

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 63, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls the committee to order at 3:13 PM.

007

Jan McComb

Committee Administrator. Explains subsequent referrals to ways and means on the different bills.

016

Chair Starr

States desire is for bills to go directly to the floor and not ways and means and so going to ask the President to rescind referral to ways and means. Opens a work session on SB 372.

SB 372 – WORK SESSION

020

Chair Starr

Comments SB 372 has been up several times and a number of people working hard to reach an agreement which they have done with -9 amendments. Presents -9 amendments dated 4/10/03 (EXHIBIT B).

025

Sen. Ferriolli

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 372-9 amendments dated 4/10/03.

028

 

VOTE:  4-0

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

035

Sen. Ferriolli

MOTION:  Moves SB 373 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

040

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

CHAIR STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

047

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 372 and opens a work session on SB 124.

SB 124 – WORK SESSION

051

McComb

Explains the -1 amendments to SB 124.  Presents -1 amendments dated 4/16/03 (EXHIBIT C).

053

Sen. Ferriolli

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 124-1 amendments dated 4/16/03.

058

 

VOTE:  4-0

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

064

Sen. Ferriolli

MOTION:  Moves SB 124 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE  RESCINDED.

070

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FERRIOLLI will lead discussion on the floor.

074

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 124 and opens a work session on SB 510.

SB 510 – WORK SESSION

078

McComb

Explains -2 amendments to SB 510. Presents -2 amendments dated 4/17/03 (EXHIBIT D).

101

Sen. Morrisette

Clarifies if school district recommends retaining the child and the parent disagrees and the child moves forward then there is a form the parent will sign.  

106

McComb

Clarifies if parent and school district disagree and student is promoted or retained against the school district’s recommendation, then the parent would sign a form developed by the school district stating it was against the school districts recommendation.

117

Sen. Deckert

Expresses concern with section 2 , line 1 which says each school district shall adopt the policy. Concerned with requiring a school district to adopt the policy.  

131

Chair Starr

Feels there should be a policy because what schools do is promote students or hold them back.  

139

John Marshall

Oregon School Board Association (OSBA). Responds sample policies are prepared for school districts and there are a number of policies adopted by school boards in their office. Believes all schools have a form of a policy dealing with the retention issue. Feels the amendments reflect policies of what most school districts already have.

160

Sen. Deckert

Expresses concern with putting policy in statute because does not consider being the one that should do that.

172

Marshall

Discusses policy service and always updating policy books.

188

Chair Starr

Asks whether Federal IDEA regulations have similar requirements.

191

Marshall

Asks whether it is regarding retention of a student.

193

Chair Starr

Responds yes.

196

Marshall

Responds does not know. States IDEA requires an IEP team to sit down with parents and professional educators and specialists to look at a students particular needs and help develop a plan for that student. Adds not aware of regulations regarding retention of special need students.

200

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 510-2 amendments dated 4/17/03.

213

Sen. Morrisette

States supportive of the bill. Expresses concern with non-parental involvement. Expresses interest that the parent has final say but feels requires them to be more involved if child is to be held back.

222

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 – Ferriolli, Morrisette, C. Starr

NAY:            1 – Deckert

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

235

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves SB 510 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.  

239

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 – Ferrioli, Morrisette, C. Starr

NAY:            1 – Deckert

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

246

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 510 and opens a work session on SB 827.

SB 827 – WORK SESSION

257

Vicki Walker

Oregon State Senator. Provides introduction to SB 827.

267

Lisa Zavala

Oregon University System (OUS). Discusses what campuses are doing in regards to providing money management and debt educational programs for students on campuses.

283

Pam Leavitt

Credit Union Association. Testifies in favor of SB 827. Discusses credit unions involvement in financial education. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

303

Sen. Ferriolli

Asks if courses are offered in remote locations.

307

Leavitt

Responds absolutely.

314

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 827 and opens a work session on SB 456.

SB 456 – WORK SESSION

323

McComb

Explains SB 456 with -2 amendments. Presents -2 amendments dated 4/16/03 (EXHIBIT E).

356

Sen. Morrisette

Explains concern with first part of bill because feels as though school should not suggest that the child has a psychological problem but instead suggest a behavior problem and check it out.    

382

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 456-2 amendments dated 4/16/03.

390

Sen. Deckert

Expresses same concern as Senator Morrisette in the -2 amendments.

412

Sen. Morrisette

Asks what the concern is. States this bill prevents a child’s behavior from being diagnosed.   

423

Sen. Deckert

Asks  if there is a problem with teachers or administrators diagnosing.  

426

Sen. Morrisette

Responds yes there is with significant testimony to that effect. States medication is not always the answer for behavior problems. Adds this is not an unfunded mandate.

TAPE 64, A

007

Sen. Deckert

Agrees.

010

Sen. Morrisette

Clarifies the purpose of the bill is not telling the school district they have to do something but telling them there are things they should not be doing like diagnosing because they are not medical people.

012

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 - Ferriolli, Morrisette, C. Starr

NAY:            1 – Deckert

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

016

Sen. Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves SB 456 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

020

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 - Ferriolli, Morrisette, C. Starr

NAY:            1 – Deckert

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

032

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 456. Adjourns the committee meeting at 3:45 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

The following exhibits are listed out of order in the body of the tape log:

 

A – SB 827, written testimony, Pam Leavitt, 2 pp

B – SB 372, -9 amendments dated 4/10/03, staff, 3 pp

C – SB 124, -1 amendments dated 4/16/03, staff, 1p

D – SB 510, -2 amendments dated 4/17/03, staff, 2 pp

E – SB 456, -2 amendments dated 4/16/03, staff, 1p