Ed Committee Schedule: Jan. 25-29, 2010

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

Week of January 25-29, 2010

Monday:   

Briefing

10:00 a.m. –

Department of Education on School District Reorganization 

Public Hearings

1:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1729: An Act To Form a Western Maine Regional School Unit

L.D. 1732: An Act To Allow a Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit

L.D. 1733: An Act To Exempt from Penalties School Administrative Units That Would Lose Subsidy as a Result of Reorganization

L.D. 1734: An Act To Require the Department of Education To Calculate Subsidy on the Basis of Membership in a Regional School Unit or an Alternative Organizational Structure and as if the School Administrative Unit Had Not Reorganized as of 2009

2:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1739: An Act To Remove the Requirement That the Annual Budget of a Regional School Unit Must Be Approved at a Budget Validation Referendum 

Work Sessions

3:30 p.m. –

L.D. 570: An Act To Improve the Laws Governing the Consolidation of School Administrative Units

4:30 p.m. –

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee Bill based on STEM Report

Tuesday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. –  House and Senate 

Public Hearings

1:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1686: An Act To Allow Minor Capital School Improvement Projects To Be Permitted Costs under Essential Programs and Services

L.D. 1705: An Act To Align the Duties of School Boards Concerning Student Safety with the Requirements of the Federal Gun-Free Schools Act and To Prohibit the Discharge of Firearms within 500 Feet of Public and Private School Properties

L.D. 1704: An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Authority over and Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistant Educational Programs

2:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1735: An Act To Waive Certain Penalties Imposed against School Administrative Units if the State Has Not Fulfilled Its Goal of Paying 55% of Costs 

Work Sessions

3:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget –

Maine Public Broadcasting Corp.

Maine Arts Commission

Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Maine Historical Society

Maine Humanities Council

Maine State Library

Maine State Museum

4:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget –

FAME Student Financial Assistance

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Community College System

University of Maine System

Wednesday: Work Session

10:00 a.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget (Order subject to change)  

State Board of Education

Department of Education, all programs:

All Part A Adjustments – including Adult Education, CDS System, Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance, etc.

Part B Language – Reclassifications

Part E Language – GPA Program

Part U Language – Time limit for filing special education complaint

Part V-1 Language – Child care costs for secondary schools

Part V-2 Language – Parental choice for 5 year olds in CDS System [Note: DOE Briefing on Medicaid Funds]

Part W – Reclassifications / Appointments

Part X Language – MLTI, SAD 11, Workshops

Part QQ Language – CHRC

 

2:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Community College System

University of Maine System

 

Thursday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. – House and Senate 

Work Session

1:00 p.m. – Joint with Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee in State House Room 228

Report Back on L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget –

Cultural Agencies and MPBC

FAME and Higher Education

Department of Education and All Other Programs 

Work Sessions

3:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1729: An Act To Form a Western Maine Regional School Unit

L.D. 1732: An Act To Allow a Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit

L.D. 1733: An Act To Exempt from Penalties School Administrative Units That Would Lose Subsidy as a Result of Reorganization

L.D. 1734: An Act To Require the Department of Education To Calculate Subsidy on the Basis of Membership in a Regional School Unit or an Alternative Organizational Structure and as if the School Administrative Unit Had Not Reorganized as of 2009

Friday:  

Work Sessions

9:00 a.m. –

L.D. 1686: An Act To Allow Minor Capital School Improvement Projects To Be Permitted Costs under Essential Programs and Services

L.D. 1735: An Act To Waive Certain Penalties Imposed against School Administrative Units if the State Has Not Fulfilled Its Goal of Paying 55% of Costs

L.D. 1705: An Act To Align the Duties of School Boards Concerning Student Safety with the Requirements of the Federal Gun-Free Schools Act and To Prohibit the Discharge of Firearms within 500 Feet of Public and Private School Properties

L.D. 1704: An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Authority over and Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistant Educational Programs 

Education Committee Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summit at the Augusta Civic Center