2011 Legislation: LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS

Legislative Requests (LRs)

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

  • 1631 ALFOND An Act Concerning Immunity for School Administrative Units in the Discharge of Their Responsibilities
  • 1664 NELSON An Act To Require That School Administrative Units Establish a Mission Statement for Each of the Public Schools Operated by the School Administrative Unit
  • 1147 RANKIN An Act To Require Every School Administrative Unit To Have a Food Service Director

HEALTH COSTS

  • 1126 ROSEN R An Act To Provide School Administrative Units Flexible Health Care Options
  • 1175 NELSON An Act To Assist School Administrative Units in Providing Health Insurance to Their Employees

CONSOLIDATION AND REORGANIZATION

  • 291 TRAHAN An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Consolidation of School Administrative Units
  • 292 TRAHAN An Act To Make School Administration Consolidation Voluntary
  • 305 MACDONALD An Act To Make the Consolidation of School Administrative Units Voluntary and To Eliminate the Penalties for Units That Choose Not To Consolidate
  • 312 AYOTTE An Act To Exempt School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 from the Laws Requiring School Administrative Unit Consolidation
  • 363 MARTIN J An Act To Establish an Alternative Organizational Structure Consisting of School
    Administrative District No. 1, School Administrative District No. 32 and Nashville Plantation
  • 575 LANGLEY An Act To Allow the Town of Surry To Join School Union 93
  • 626 JOHNSON P An Act To Exempt School Administrative District No. 68 from the Laws Requiring School Administrative Unit Consolidation
  • 648 CLARK T An Act To Amend the School Consolidation Laws Pertaining to High Performing Schools
  • 872 LOVEJOY An Act To Repeal School Consolidation and Remove State Participation in Local Administrative Costs
  • 1056 SAVIELLO An Act To Regionalize Supervision of Students in the Unorganized Territory
  • 1392 PARRY An Act To Allow a Regional School Unit To Dissolve
  • 1941 CHIPMAN An Act To Repeal the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Law
  • 941 KRUGER An Act To Allow a Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit
  • 128 EDGECOMB An Act To Eliminate the Penalty for Schools That Did Not Reorganize
  • 327 JOHNSON P An Act To Amend the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws
  • 343 DAVIS An Act To Repeal the Penalties Imposed by the Laws Governing the Consolidation of School Administrative Units
  • 497 PLOWMAN An Act To Amend Penalties in the School Administration Law
  • 988 CLARK H An Act To Exempt Certain School Systems from Penalties If a School Administrative Unit Has Voted To Consolidate at Least 2 Times
  • 1169 SHERMAN An Act To Repeal the Penalty for Failing To Comply with School Consolidation Requirements
  • 1753 O'BRIEN An Act To Remove Penalties for Failing to Comply with School Consolidation
  • 1786 JACKSON An Act To Waive Penalties on St. Agatha and Garfield Plantation under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws
  • 1952 THERIAULT An Act To Eliminate Penalties under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws for Van Buren, Madawaska, Fort Kent, Frenchville and Grand Isle
  • 187 SULLIVAN An Act To Allow the Town of Arundel To Withdraw from Its Regional School Unit with No Penalty
  • 1391 PARRY An Act To Allow the Town of Arundel to Opt Out of Its Regional School Unit Agreement
  • 1394 PARRY An Act To Allow the Town of Dayton to Opt Out of Its Regional School Unit

SCHOOL CHOICE

  • 871 TILTON An Act To Clarify Status as a Compliant School Administrative Unit 12 To Not Provide K-8 School Choice If Approved by the Voters at Referendum
  • 1007 MACDONALD An Act To Allow Regional School Unit Number 12 To Not Provide K-8 School Choice If Approved by the Voters at Referendum

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  • 1648 ALFOND An Act To Encourage Transparency in the Department of Education
  • 991 CLARK H An Act To Have the Commissioner of Education Appointed by the State Board of Education
  • 1534 GOODE Resolve, To Conduct a Review of the Roles and Functions of the Department of Education and of Certain Mandates

EPS FUNDING FORMULA

  • 629 MALABY Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Education To Convene a Task Force To Develop a Proposal for a More Equitable Distribution of State Education Funding
  • 1802 JOHNSON P Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Review Distribution of Funds under the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act
  • 29 RAYE An Act To Restore Equity in Education Funding
  • 975 JOHNSON P An Act To Provide Assistance to Economically Disadvantaged Students
  • 332 JOHNSON P An Act To Improve Essential Programs and Services Funding for Education
  • 877 LOVEJOY An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services School Funding Model
  • 989 CLARK H An Act To Calculate Essential Programs and Services Funding on a Uniform Labor Market Value of 100%
  • 1047 SAVIELLO An Act To Amend the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula
  • 1158 THOMAS An Act To Eliminate the Labor Market Adjustment in the School Funding Formula
  • 1369 MCFADDEN An Act Concerning the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula
  • 1428 MCFADDEN An Act Regarding Student-teacher Ratios
  • 1580 CORNELL DU HOUX An Act To Promote Education by Excluding Certain Land from the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula
  • 1745 HARVELL An Act To Remove All Federal Funding from the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula
  • 747 KUMIEGA An Act To Provide Full Funding for Advanced Placement Courses
  • 1199 HASTINGS An Act To Revise the Amount Local Schools Are Required To Pay to Private Schools for the Insured Value Factor of the Tuition Rate
  • 1383 DOW An Act To Stabilize Short-term Funding of Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education
  • 1418 CROCKETT An Act To Ensure the Continued Equitable Reimbursement of School Districts in the Unorganized Territory

TEACHER EVALUATION

  • 1192 STRANG BURGESS An Act Concerning Models for Teacher and Principal Evaluations

CURRICULUM

  • 44 EVES An Act To Protect the Quality and Integrity of Maine's Educational Instructional Materials
  • 502 BOLDUC An Act To Include the Study of Franco-American History in the System of Learning Results
  • 599 CHIPMAN An Act To Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students
  • 609 SNOWE-MELLO An Act To Eliminate the Maine Learning Technology Fund
  • 1519 SCHNEIDER An Act To Promote Education in the Areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • 1540 CASAVANT An Act To Allow Schools To Adopt Approved Alternative Curricula
  • 1601 MCCABE An Act To Teach Gun Safety to Children
  • 1620 JOHNSON P An Act To Provide Curriculum Consistency in Maine Public Schools
  • 1650 STEVENS An Act To Enhance Maine Students' Educational Opportunities
  • 1929 VOLK An Act To Develop a Digital Learning Educational Model

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 1462 ALFOND An Act To Increase College Attainment
  • 1463 ALFOND An Act To Update Maine's High School Graduation Requirements
  • 1663 NELSON An Act To Clarify the Education Laws To Require That a Student Must Satisfactorily Complete a Course in Civics and Government To Receive a High School Diploma
  • 1665 NELSON An Act To Increase the Attainment of Postsecondary Degrees, Job Skills and Occupational Credentials by Maine High School Graduates
  • 1800 GRAHAM An Act To Require Students To Receive Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator prior to Graduation
  • 1901 LANGLEY An Act To Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy
  • 1767 RAYE An Act To Achieve Maine's High School Graduation Goal

ATTENDANCE

  • 1629 ALFOND An Act To Promote School Attendance and Increase School Achievement

SCHOOL CALENDARS

  • 1148 DOW An Act To Improve Public Education
  • 191 EDGECOMB An Act To Extend the School Year
  • 1029 LANGLEY An Act To Increase Sales Tax Revenues in Maine during the Summer Tourism Season
  • 1826 SULLIVAN An Act To Allow a 4-day School Week

STUDENT RECORDS

  • 147 PETERSON An Act To Prevent Disclosure of Student Social Security Numbers
  • 166 GOODALL An Act To Prohibit Public Schools from Requesting a Child's Social Security Number
  • 432 O'CONNOR An Act To Prohibit Schools from Requesting a Student's Social Security Number
  • 726 KNAPP An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Student's Social Security Number by a School To Track That Student
  • 360 MARTIN J An Act To Repeal the Commissioner of Education's Authority To Require Schools To Collect Student Social Security Numbers

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • 1575 LONG An Act To Establish an Opt-in Policy for Certain Programs Offered by Schools
  • 1872 BEAVERS An Act To Require the Opportunity To Recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
  • 1985 CROCKETT An Act To Require Parental Approval before a Child Participates in a Sex Education Class

TEACHERS

  • 1542 RICHARDSON D An Act Regarding Certification of Reading Teachers
  • 1752 O'BRIEN Resolve, To Review the Teacher Certification Process
  • 1773 O'BRIEN An Act To Assist Future Teachers in Obtaining Employment
  • 331 JOHNSON P An Act To Require 3 Years of Experience in a School Administrative Unit before a Teacher May Receive a Continuing Contract Offer
  • 746 BELIVEAU An Act To Require Annual Evaluation of Public School Teachers
  • 1425 HARVELL An Act To Streamline School Budgets
  • 398 VOLK An Act To Increase Teacher Effectiveness
  • 886 LONGSTAFF An Act To Change the Probationary Period for Teachers
  • 1063 SAVIELLO An Act To Increase the Probation Period for Teachers to 3 Years
  • 1174 LANGLEY An Act To Extend New Teachers' Probationary Periods
  • 1177 NELSON An Act To Extend the Probationary Period for Teachers
  • 1887 MASON An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Teacher Termination

ASSESSMENT

  • 1050 SAVIELLO An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That High School Seniors Sit for the Standardized Aptitude Test

CHARTER SCHOOLS, MAGNETS, PRIVATIZATION

  • 869 KATZ An Act To Authorize Charter Schools in the State
    1801 KENT An Act To Implement a Network of Innovative Autonomous Public Schools
  • 1861 MASON An Act To Create a Public Charter School System in Maine
  • 1018 MALONEY An Act To Allow Maine Magnet Schools
  • 1683 LOVEJOY An Act To Expand Magnet Schools in Maine
  • 403 PICCHIOTTI An Act to Allow a Student Attending Private School Access to Sports
  • 950 VOLK An Act To Permit Tuition Subsidies by Municipalities
  • 1888 VOLK An Act To Authorize Alternate Education Models and Provide Greater School Choice
  • 1927 VOLK An Act To Enhance Parental Roles in Education Choice
  • 1870 LANGLEY An Act To Establish Innovative, Autonomous Public School Units