Date: 09/15/2009

Call to Order


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09:08 AM -- Call to Order

Representative Middleton, the chair, called the committee to order. She explained that she has a letter of support for the EagleNet grant application for broadband access expansion for committee members to sign if they wish. She also announced that the San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be hosting committee members on Friday, September 18. The agenda will include BOCES structure and public dialogue and discussion. She noted that she and Representative Massey would be in attendance.

Senator Romer asked to be excused at 10:00 a.m. from the meeting. Senator Romer provided his concepts for putting forth a bill on school innovation zones, specifically looking at using existing at-risk dollars to improve student achievement among the bottom five percent. He further noted that he has provided Representative Massey an update to share at Friday's meeting regarding the status of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) grant.

Representative Merrifield shared that there is a show on PBS airing this week on the value of high-quality leaders in public education and the effect they have on student achievement.

Representative Middleton noted that the Brett Foundation is providing lunch for the committee at today's meeting. She explained that they also provided lunch at the August 27 meeting. Representative Middleton provided the committee with an update on the September 8 listening session in Summit County.