Political history of Maine's school consolidation law: 2007-2008

School Consolidation Plans for Maine: Political history

2008 Legislation

  • LD 2280: An Act To Clarify and Improve the Laws Governing the Formation of Regional School Units, Education Committee bill (3/26), [accepted by House 4/09]
  • LD 2281: An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Reorganization of School Administrative Units
  • LD 1932 chart, as amended by Senate and House, MDIschools.net (3/07) [*.pdf printable version]
  • LD 1932 (vetoed by Governor 4/07)
    • LD 1932 Committee of Conference report (3/14)
    • House amendments
    • Legislative's Education Committee To Hold Public Hearings on School District Reorganization Bills, Education Committee press release
    • Governor's Change Package language, including new education section 'LLL' (3/05)
    • Damon Amendment S-419 to LD 1932 (as published 2/07)
    • Updated Regional School Union amendment (2/01)
    • LD 1932 Education Committee Majority Report (1/30) (*.pdf, 1.4Mb)
    • Regional Union concept language MDIschools.net (1/18)
    • Education Committee's LD 1932 Majority Report (1/15 interim version)
    • Edgecomb, McFadden, Muse Minority Report - Version 2, Representative Peter Edgecomb, (01/10)
    • Mount Desert Island's School Governance Model, MDIschools.net, (01/09)
    • Union School Associations, (a description of the concept in the Education Committee's minority report), 01/09
    • Education Committee 'Public Forum', Brian Hubbell, Local Maine Schools list, (01/04)
    • Union School Associations - Another Option, Rep. Peter Edgecomb, (12/22)
    • LD 1932: An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding School Funding, (11/28)
    • 81 Education-related Legislative Requests for next session (compiled by N. Hudak, 10/12)
    • Commissioner Gendron's 10/17 interim report to the Appropriations Committee, MMA (audio file)
    • Law, with linked table of contents, Maine Municipal Association
    • Final Statutory Language as approved by Legislature, with amendment 'T' text highlighted, (6/06); [*.doc format, *.pdf format]
    • Reorganization process

      DoE reorganization materials

      2007: Final Version of LD 499 Legislation

      2007: Earlier reports and prior drafts

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      Positions and Critiques

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      Planning and background