SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

February 23, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  32 - 34

Corrected 10/19/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Vicki Walker, Chair

Sen. Charles Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. Jeff Kruse

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 38 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 193 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 364 – 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

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 3:09 p.m.

015

Chair Walker

Opens public hearing on SB 38.

SB 38 – PUBLIC HEARING

016

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 38 (EXHIBIT A). Gives overview of the -1 amendment (EXHIBIT B).

022

Chair Walker

States that everyone is signed up to testify in support of SB 38.

025

Sen. Morse

Represents Senate District 8. Testifies in opposition to SB 38 as drafted. Supports proposed -1 amendment. Submits and reads written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

125

Sen. Morse

Continues reading submitted testimony.

160

Sen. Morse

Requests an affirmative motion from the committee.

162

Chair Walker

Specifies changes addressed in the -1 amendment for SB 38.

171

Sen. Morse

Confirms the changes addressed in the -1 amendment.

172

Chair Walker

Asks for more information about the school technology account.

183

Sen. Morse

Replies that in 1999, SB 622 was passed, which formed the school technology account. Talks about the threshold for distribution.

214

Chair Walker

Asks about the money spent.

216

Sen. Morse

Replies that the fund is continuing to accumulate.

220

Chair Walker

Asks if it was used for the purpose it was designed for.

222

Sen. Morse

Replies yes.

226

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if Sen. Morse has consulted with the Quality Education Commission.

230

Sen. Morse

Replies yes. Extends credit to Susan Massey of the Quality Education Commission.

241

Sen. Deckert

Talks about a report that was just produced dealing with the same issues.

265

Sen. Morse

Responds with hope that it will be an extremely thoughtful process. Wants to look at it system wide.

287

Sen. Deckert

Asks if Sen. Morse feels that the data needed is available.

291

Sen. Morse

Responds.

315

Sen. Morrisette

Stresses the importance of looking at and using past studies.  

337

Sen. Morse

Agrees.

341

Chair Walker

Alerts Sen. Morse that SB 364 is on the agenda for a public hearing today. Explains purpose of SB 364. States that the task force wants $150,000 from the general fund. Says that there seems to be a nexus between the money wanted for SB 38 and SB 364. States that there may be discussion regarding who will get what money.

366

Sen. Kruse

Asks why we are stopping at grade 12.

370

Sen. Morse

Explains.

376

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies reasoning for question. Talks about earlier discussion of the blending of systems.

415

Susan Massey

Chair, Quality Education Commission. Testifies on SB 38.

TAPE 33, A

010

Massey

Continues testimony.

022

Massey

Endorses Sen. Morse’s recommendation that the Quality Education Commission take on this work.

035

Lynn Lundquist

President, Oregon Business Association. Testifies in support of SB 38.

055

Lundquist

Addresses Sen. Deckert’s comments about the work that the Oregon Business Association is doing.

067

Sen. Deckert

Hopes that clear and distinct recommendations will be brought to the committee so that decisions can be made.

075

Lundquist

Responds, if it is not done, the goal will not be accomplished.

079

Chair Walker

Shows appreciation for the efforts. Talks about the importance of providing hope.

092

Sen. Morrisette

Says he likes the plan. Feels that the model has been established and that, by implementation of efficiencies inside the system, it will be effective. Shares support.

110

Pat Bedore

Superintendent, Greater Albany Public School District. Testifies in support of SB 38.

168

Chair Walker

Comments on the reduction of credits required for graduation.

178

Vickie Fleming

Deputy Superintendent, Department of Education. Testifies in support of SB 38.

218

Chair Walker

Thanks Vickie Fleming for serving on the Education Service District work group.

222

Pat Burk

Department of Education. Testifies in support of SB 38. Shares appreciation for Sen. Morse’s efforts. Talks about model approaches. Touches on the database initiative. Discusses issues of accountability and governance. States that there is a small amount of financial support remaining of approximately $75,000 to be assigned to three committees.

304

Chair Walker

Asks what happens if the Quality Education Commission’s budget gets cut.

306

Burk

Replies that they would be severely limited.

332

Laurie Wimmer Whelan

Oregon Education Association. Testifies in support SB 38 with the -1 amendment.

360

John Marshall

Oregon School Boards Association. Testifies in support of SB 38.

390

Chair Walker

States that his point is well taken.

397

Marshall

Believes the key is involving the stakeholders.

405

Chair Walker

Agrees.

410

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 38 and opens public hearing on SB 193.

SB 193 – PUBLIC HEARING

420

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 193 (EXHIBIT D).

TAPE 32, B

010

Lori Makinen

Director, Veterinary Medical Examining Board. Testifies in support of SB 193. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

038

Marcia Keith

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. Testifies in support of SB 193. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

068

Chair Walker

Comments that it sounds like there are significant sideboards to ensure that students are well educated. Asks question regarding the number of states that do not issue veterinary licenses to graduates of Ross University.

071

Makinen

Explains.

075

Chair Walker

Clarifies that the other 48 states accept students who take the equivalency exam.

080

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 193 and opens work session on SB 193.

SB 193 – WORK SESSION

083

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 193 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Deckert, Sen. Morrisette

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. C. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

090

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 193 and opens public hearing on SB 364 (EXHIBIT G).

SB 364 – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Sen. Schrader

Represents Senate District 20. Testifies in support of SB 364.

162

Sen. Schrader

Introduces proposed -1 amendment to SB 364 (EXHIBIT H). Welcomes other amendments.

175

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the T-1 project was completed.

182

Sen. Schrader

Replies that it was completed.

188

Duane Bales

Legislative Director, House Majority Office. Testifies on SB 364. Mentions the -1 amendment submitted by Sen. Schrader (EXHIBIT H).

212

Sen. C. Starr

Asks if  SB 364 will go to the floor or Ways and Means.

215

Sen. Schrader

Replies Ways and Means.

218

Chair Walker

Commends Sen. Schrader.

233

Ron Dexter

Director, Current Technical Education, Concordia University. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I).

321

Sen. Morrisette

States that the Sabin Skills Center is the epitome of what should be done all over the state.

327

Dexter

Stresses question of  why other students across Oregon do not have the same opportunities.

350

Mary Beard

Teacher, Benson High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).

TAPE 33, B

007

Jessica Hearn

Student, Benson High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).

064

Remi Sobomehin

Student, Benson High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

136

Glen Nation

Teacher, Estacada High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT M).

198

Joe Weekly

Student, Estacada High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT N).

211

Kyle PFenning

Student, Estacada High School. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT O).

248

Chair Walker

Asks if they plan to go to Clackamas Community College.

250

Weekly

Replies yes.

251

PFenning

Replies yes.

253

Nation

Discusses 2 +2 articulation agreement with Clackamas Community College.

285

Kelsey Buck

Student, Sabin-Schellenberg Center. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT P).

367

Deborah Barnes

Teacher, Sabin-Schellenberg Center. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT Q).

TAPE 34, A

003

John Walker

Teacher, Sabin-Schellenberg Center. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT R).

023

Ron Munkres

Principal, Sabin-Schellenberg Center. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT S).

080

Sen. C. Starr

Comments on the Sabin-Schellenberg Center. Sees distance learning as a way to deliver services. Feels that more effort should be put into it as a way to deliver quality education to all students anywhere in the state.

100

Sen. Morrisette

Suggests that they use their connections with the business and industrial community.

 

Lisa Zavala

Oregon University System. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT T). Asks for an amendment to SB 364.

145

Chair Walker

Asks if the proposed amendment has been discussed with the sponsors of SB 364.

147

Zavala

Responds no.

152

Julie Suchanek

Oregon Community College Association. Testifies in support of SB 364. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT U).

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony:

158

Alan Contreras

Administrator, Office of Degree Authorization. Submits written testimony in support of SB 193 (EXHIBIT V).

162

Chair Walker

Closes the public hearing on SB 364 and adjourns the meeting at 5:19 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 38, staff, 4 pp
  2. SB 38, -1 amendment, staff, 3 pp
  3. SB 38, written testimony, Sen. Morse, 2 pp
  4. SB 193, staff, 3 pp
  5. SB 193, written testimony, Lori Makinen, 1 p
  6. SB 193, written testimony, Marcia Keith, 6 pp
  7. SB 364, staff, 3 pp
  8. SB 364, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p
  9. SB 364, written testimony, Ron Dexter, 2 pp
  10. SB 364, written testimony, Mary Beard, 1 p
  11. SB 364, written testimony, Jessica Hearn, 1 p
  12. SB 364, written testimony, Olaremi Sobomehim, 1 p
  13. SB 364, written testimony, Glen Nation, 1 p
  14. SB 364, written testimony, Joe Weekly, 1 p
  15. SB 364, written testimony, Kyle J. Pfenning, 1 p
  16. SB 364, written testimony, Kelsey Buck, 1 p
  17. SB 364, written testimony, Deborah Barnes, 4 pp
  18. SB 364, written testimony, John Walker, 1 p
  19. SB 364, written testimony, Ron Munkres, 1 p
  20. SB 364, written testimony, Lisa Zavala, 1 p
  21. SB 364, written testimony, Julie Suchanek, 2 p
  22. SB 364, written testimony, Alan Contreras, 1 p