Ed Committee Schedule: March 1-5, 2010

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

Week of March 1 - 5, 2010

Monday:   

Public Hearings

10:00 a.m. –

L.D. 1782: An Act To Exempt the Town of Hermon from the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Law

L.D. 1784: An Act Regarding the Commissioner of Education's Rule-making Authority

Work Session

1:00 p.m. –

L.D. 551: An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula

Tuesday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. – House and Senate 

Work Session

1:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1782: An Act To Exempt the Town of Hermon from the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Law

L.D. 1784: An Act Regarding the Commissioner of Education's Rule-making Authority

Briefing

2:00 p.m. –

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)

- Impact of changes in Federal Student Financial Aid programs

- Government Evaluation Act Report for FAME Education Programs 

Work Session

3:30 a.m. –

L.D. 551: An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula

Wednesday:  

Work Sessions

10:00 a.m. –

Government Evaluation Act Review: Maine Community College System (including discussion of Government Oversight Committee request for Education Committee Feedback on a Potential OPEGA review)

1:00 p.m. –

Maine Community College System/ University of Maine System Coop Pilot Program Report 

Briefing

1:30 p.m. –

L.D. 1671: Governor’s Second Change Package

- Superintendent’s Recommendations on K-12 Cost Savings 

Work Session

2:30 p.m. –

L.D. 551: An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula

Thursday:  

Session

10:00 a.m. – House and Senate 

Public Hearings

1:00 p.m. –

L.D. 1799: An Act To Encourage the Use of Models in the Collection and Use of Student Achievement Data

L.D. 1800: An Act To Adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative

L.D. 1801: An Act To Promote the Establishment of Innovative Schools

- Note: These are the Governor’s “Race to the Top” Bills

Friday:  

Work Sessions

9:00 a.m. –

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

L.D. 551: An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula