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House Journal: Page 1577: Thursday, April 24, 1997

Boggess        	Bradley        	Brauns	Brunkhorst     	Carroll  
     	Churchill             	Cormack        	Dinkla         	Dix
           	Dolecheck      	Drake          	Eddie         
	Garman         	Gipp           	Greig          	Greiner       
	Gries          	Grundberg      	Hahn           	Hansen        
	Heaton         	Holmes         	Houser         	Huseman       
	Jacobs         	Jenkins        	Klemme         	Kremer        
	Lamberti       	Larson         	Lord           	Martin	Metcalf 
      	Meyer          	Millage        	Nelson        
	Rants	Rayhons        	Siegrist       	Sukup          	Teig     
     	Thomson        	Tyrrell        	Van Fossen     	Van Maanen
    	Vande Hoef     	Veenstra       	Weidman        	Welter     
   	Mr. Speaker
	  Corbett

Absent or not voting, none.
The motion to suspend the rules lost.
Wise of Lee offered amendment H-1909, to the committee amendment
H-1866K, filed by Wise, et al., as follows:

H-1909

 1     Amend the amendment, H-1866, to Senate File 549, as
 2   amended, passed, and reprinted by the Senate, as
 3   follows:
 4     1.  Page 7, by striking line 20 and inserting the
 5   following:  "of higher learning.
 6     Sec. ___.  NEW SECTION.  279.59  CLASS SIZE
 7   REDUCTION PROGRAM.
 8     1.  There is established a class size reduction
 9   program to provide additional funds for school
10   districts that develop a class size reduction plan.
11   To be eligible for a class size reduction payment as
12   provided in this section, a school district shall
13   submit annually by April 15 to the department of
14   education a plan which includes, at a minimum, the
15   goals of reducing class size in grades one through
16   three and instituting professional development to
17   assist teachers in teaching challenging curricula more
18   effectively, the methods by which the district shall
19   achieve those goals, and a process for engaging
20   parents, teachers, school administrators, and students
21   in the shared goal of raising student achievement
22   levels.  In addition, the plan shall provide for
23   methods for measuring student achievement and
24   progress.
25     2.  a.  There is appropriated from the general fund
26   of the state to the department of education for the
27   fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June
28   30, 1998, the sum of seven million five hundred
29   thousand dollars to be used to fund school districts

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