Ed Committee Schedule: . Feb. 1-5, 2010

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

Week of February 1 - 5, 2010

Monday:   

Work Session

10:00 a.m. – 

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

Overview of School District Reorganization Initiatives 

Briefing

11:00 a.m. –

FY2010-11 GPA “curtailment” spreadsheets (based on LD 1671 budget bill) 

Work Sessions

1:00 p.m. –

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

School District Reorganization Topics:

  • Alternative Pathways to Forming Regional School Units (RSU) or Alternative Organizational Structures (AOS) That Meet the Intent of the Reorganization Laws
  • Minimum Student Enrollment Requirements
  • Encouraging Reorganization through Cooperative Efforts

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

Tuesday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. –  House and Senate 

Work Sessions

1:00 p.m. –

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

Department of Education Programs:

CDS System, including:

  • Part A Adjustments
  • Part U Language
  • Part V Language

GPA for Local Schools, including:

  • Part A Adjustments
  • Part E Language
  • Part W Language
Wednesday:  

Work Sessions

10:00 a.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Supplemental Budget

Department of Education Programs:

GPA for Local Schools, including:

  • Part A Adjustments
  • Part E Language
  • Part W Language

Higher Education Programs:

Maine Community College System, including:

  • Part A, Section A-8

University of Maine System, including:

  • Part A, Section A-54

Maine Maritime Academy, including:

  • Part A, Section A-40

1:00 p.m. –

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

School District Reorganization Topics:

  • Penalties for Nonconforming Units
  • Subsidy Calculation for Members of a Regional School Unit or Member Entities of an Alternative Organizational Structure

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

L.D. 160: An Act To Require the Department of Education To Provide an Accounting of School Subsidy Based on Individual Members in a Regional School Unit or Alternative Organizational Structure

Thursday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. – House and Senate 

Work Sessions

1:00 p.m. –

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

School District Reorganization Topics:

  • Withdraw from a Regional School Unit or an Alternative Organizational Structure
  • Dissolving a Regional School Unit or an Alternative Organizational Structure
  • Budget Adoption Procedures

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

Work Session

4:00 p.m. – (Joint Work Session with Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee in State House Room 228)

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

Friday:  

Work Sessions

9:00 a.m. –

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

9:30 a.m. –

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

School District Reorganization Topics:

  • Collective Bargaining Issues
  • School Choice and Tuition Issues