Schedule for Education Committee's budget work session, March 18, 2009

                      SENATE

 

JUSTIN L. ALFOND, Cumberland, CHAIR

ELIZABETH M. SCHNEIDER, Penobscot

CAROL WESTON, Waldo

 

 

                      ________

 

PHILLIP D. MCCARTHY, Ed.D., LEGISLATIVE ANALYST

DAVID DESJARDINS, COMMITTEE CLERK

 

                                HOUSE

 

PATRICIA B. SUTHERLAND, Chapman, CHAIR

EDWARD D. FINCH, Fairfield

ALAN M. CASAVANT, Biddeford

RICHARD V. WAGNER, Lewiston

STEPHEN D. LOVEJOY, Portland

MARY PENNELL NELSON, Falmouth

HELEN RANKIN, Hiram

DAVID E. RICHARDSON, Carmel

HOWARD E. MCFADDEN, Dennysville

PETER B. JOHNSON, Greenville

STATE OF MAINE

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

LD 353 Work Session Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Room 202 Cross State Office Building

 

9:00 a.m.

State Controller, Dept. of Administration & Financial Services (DAFS)

 

 

·         “Change Package” Language (New) Part N – Removal of retired teachers from the Irrevocable Trust Fund for Other Post-employment Benefits

 

 

 

 

9:15 a.m.

State Planning Office (SPO)

 

 

·         Language Part “KK” – Review of public higher education organizational structures and service delivery by DAFS (EDU-113)

 

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

University of Maine, Board of Trustees of the

 

 

·                         Casco Bay Estuary Project – University of Southern Maine

        (EDU-94)

 

 

·                         Debt Service – University of Maine System (EDU-95)

 

 

·                         Educational & General Activities – UMS (EDU-96)

 

 

·                         Maine Economic Improvement Fund (EDU-98)

 

 

·                         U.M. Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Education (EDU-99)

 

 

·                         University of Maine Scholarship Fund (EDU-100)

 

 

 

 

 

Maritime Academy, Maine

 

 

·                         Maritime Academy – Operations (EDU-82)

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Community College System

 

 

·                         Maine Community College System - Board of Trustees

        (EDU-9)

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Authority of Maine

 

 

·                         Student Financial Assistance Programs (EDU-62)

 

 

·                         FHM – Dental Education (EDU-59)

 

 

·                         “Change Package” FHM – Dental Education

 

 

·                         FHM – Health Education Centers (EDU-60)

 

 

·                         “Change Package” FHM – Health Education Centers

 

 

·                         FHM – Quality Child Care (EDU-61)

 

 

·                         “Change Package” FHM – Quality Child Care

 

 

 

 

10:30 a.m. or ASAP

Education, Department of

 

 

·                  General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA) (EDU-26)

 [Note: GPA includes State General Funds for: 

 - Maine School for Science and Mathematics

 - Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing and

 the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf

 - Jobs for Maine’s Graduates]

 

 

·         Language Part C – establishes a mill expectation, amends statute regarding insured value factor (“IVF”) provision and regional adjustment factor in total operating allocation, waives requirements to provide public transportation for preschoolers, adds statutory language regarding funding of Innovative Construction Projects and adds statutory language limiting funding for miscellaneous cost component of GPA (EDU-105)

 

 

·            Stimulus Package Implications for DOE Biennial Budget Initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Department of

 

 

·                              Adult Education (EDU-14)

 

 

·                              After-School Program Fund (EDU-16)

 

 

·                              Criminal History Record Check Fund (EDU-17)

 

 

·                              Education in Unorganized Territory (EDU-18)

 

 

·                              Federal and State Program Services (EDU-22)

 

 

·                              FHM – School Breakfast Program (EDU-24)

 

 

·                              “Change Package” FHM – School Breakfast Program

 

 

·                              FHM – School Nurse Consultant (EDU-25)

 

 

·                              “Change Package” FHM – School Nurse Consultant

 

 

·                              Leadership (EDU-28)

 

 

·                              Leadership Team (EDU-30)

 

 

·                              Learning Systems (EDU-33)

 

 

·                              Learning Through Technology (EDU-36)

 

 

·                              Management Information Systems (EDU-38)

 

 

·                              PK-20 Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (EDU41)

 

 

·                              Preschool Handicapped (EDU-42)

 

 

·                              Professional Development and Education Fund (EDU-44)

 

 

·                              Regional Services (EDU-45)

 

 

·                              Retired Teacher Group Life Insurance (EDU-47)

 

 

·                              Retired Teacher Health Insurance (EDU-48)

 

 

·                              School Finance and Operations (EDU-49)

 

 

·                              Special Services Team (EDU-51)

 

 

·                              Support Systems (EDU-53)

 

 

·                              Teacher Retirement (EDU56)

 

 

·            Language (Part “D” – reflects change in certain staffing assignment, renames a program ) (EDU-112)

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part WW – repeals the Municipal Budget Analysis Committee

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part XX – repeals the Targeted Funds provision for students in the unorganized territories

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part YY – requires Jobs for Maine’s Graduates to provide an annual financial audit

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part ZZ – requires the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing & the Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf to provide an annual financial audit

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part AAA – amends the reimbursement provisions for eligible students educated in long-term drug treatment centers

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part EEE – provides for an interim governance, operating, and budget process for 2009-2010 school year for certain Career & Technical Education centers and regions affected by the reorganization of school administrative units

 

 

·            “Change Package” Language Part FFF – removes the requirement that school units must pay teacher retirement from federal funds when those federal funds are distributed under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) Title XIV

 

 

 

 

 

State Board of Education

 

 

·            State Board of Education (EDU-58)

 

 

 

 

11:30 a.m. or ASAP

Arts Commission, Maine

 

 

·            Arts – Administration (EDU-1)

 

 

·            Arts – General Grants Program (EDU-5)

 

 

·            Arts – Sponsored Program (EDU-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Affairs Council, Maine State

 

 

·                         New Century Program Fund (EDU-12)

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Preservation Commission, Maine

 

 

·                         Historic Commercial Rehabilitation Fund (EDU-64)

 

 

·                         Historic Preservation Commission (EDU-65)

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Society, Maine (EDU-69)

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities Council, Maine

 

 

·                         Humanities Council (EDU-71)

 

 

 

 

 

Library, Maine State

 

 

·                         Administration – Library (EDU-73)

 

 

·                         Library Special Acquisitions Fund (EDU-75)

 

 

·                         Maine State Library (EDU-76)

 

 

·                         Statewide Library Information System (EDU-80)

 

 

 

 

 

Museum, Maine State

 

 

·                         Maine State Museum (EDU-84)

 

 

·                         Research and Collection – Museum (EDU-89)

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation

 

 

·                         Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (EDU-92)

 

 

 

 

Thursday

3/19/09

9:00 a.m.

Education & Cultural Affairs Committee “Report Back” to

Appropriations & Financial Affairs Committee

 

SH Rm 228

·            Pre-K to Grade 12 Education Agencies and Programs

 

 

·            Postsecondary Education Agencies and Programs

 

 

·            State Cultural Affairs Agencies and Programs

 

 

 

 

Friday

3/20/09

11:00 a.m.

Education & Cultural Affairs Committee “Written Report” ” to Appropriations & Financial Affairs Committee, Including Recommendations on “Money Bills” Referred to Education & Cultural Affairs Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs will be holding a work session in Room 202 of the Cross State Office Building on LD 353: "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011”.   The proposed budget initiatives may be viewed on the Bureau of the Budget’s website: http://www.maine.gov/budget/budgetinfo/2010-2011budget/2010-2011budget.htm

 

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee will be using a comprehensive document (including baseline history, baseline justifications, initiatives and initiative justifications as well as the fiscal impact of the language portions of the bill) during the course of their deliberations.  This document is available @ OFPR’s website at: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/appropriations_committee/materials/biennial_budget/EDU.pdf.  Page numbers in the EDU document appear at the end of each program name in the work session schedule below.

 

The audio portion of work sessions held in Room 202 of the Cross State Office Building may be monitored over the Internet:  http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/education_committee/audio/index.htm