2011 Legislation: school reorganization bills

Reorganization Bills: 

LD 139: An Act To Eliminate the Penalty for Schools That Did Not Reorganize, Rep. Edgecomb

    ... amends the laws governing school administrative unit reorganization to eliminate the penalties set forth for nonconforming school administrative units.

LD 171: An Act To Exempt School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 from the Laws Requiring School Administrative Unit Consolidation, Rep, Ayotte

    ...exempts School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 from the requirements for reorganization into larger regional school units or alternative organizational structures. The Commissioner of Education is required to treat School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 in a manner similar to the treatment of coastal islands.

LD 268: An Act To Make the Consolidation of School Administrative Units Voluntary and To Eliminate the Penalties for Units That Choose Not To Consolidate, Rep. MacDonald

    ...amends the laws governing school administrative unit consolidation to make consolidation voluntary and to eliminate the penalties set forth for nonconforming school administrative units.

LD 385: An Act To Amend the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws, Rep. Johnson

    ...amends the laws governing school administrative unit reorganization to eliminate the penalties set forth for nonconforming school administrative units. The bill also eliminates the provision that gives the Commissioner of Education final approval of a regional school unit, including an alternative organizational structure, and eliminates the requirement that a school after leaving an alternative organizational structure must join a conforming school administrative unit within 2 years.

LD 800: An Act To Allow the Town of Surry To Join School Union No. 93, Senator Langley

    ...authorizes the Commissioner of Education, upon the submission of a written plan of organization that has been approved by the school boards involved in School Union No. 93 and the school board of the Surry School Department, to adjust the grouping of school administrative units in School Union No. 93 to include the Town of Surry

LD 803: An Act To Allow the Town of Dayton To Opt Out of Its Regional School Unit Agreement, Rep Parry

    ...allows the Town of Dayton to withdraw from Regional School Unit No. 23 without penalty upon a favorable vote of the residents of the Town of Dayton. If the vote required by this bill is favorable to withdraw, this bill allows the school department in the Town of Dayton to form an alternative organizational structure.

LD 1049: An Act To Allow a Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit, Representative Chuck Kruger

    ...xempts a municipality that withdraws from a regional school unit from school reorganization and associated penalties if the reason for withdrawal is that the municipality's educational goals and financial capabilities are not compatible with those of the regional school unit.

LD 1083: An Act To Allow the Town of Arundel To Withdraw from Its Regional School Unit without Penalty, Senator Sullivan

    ...exempts the Town of Arundel from certain requirements contained in the school administrative unit reorganization law.

LD 1107: An Act To Eliminate Penalties under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws for Grand Isle School Department, Madawaska School Department, School Administrative District No. 32 and School Administrative District No. 33, Rep. Theriault

    ...waives the penalties for nonconforming school administrative units for School Administrative District No. 33, Grand Isle School Department, Madawaska School Department and School Administrative District No. 32.

LD 1206: An Act To Amend the School Consolidation Laws Pertaining to Higher Performing Schools, Representative Tyler Clark

    ...allows a school administrative unit to qualify for exemption from the school consolidation law if it has 2 schools that have been identified as "higher performing."

LD 1289: An Act To Waive Penalties on School Administrative District No. 32 and School Administrative District No. 33 under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws, Rep. Troy Jackson

    ...waives the penalties for nonconforming school administrative units for School Administrative District No. 32 and School Administrative District No. 33 to allow those school administrative districts more time to organize under the school administrative unit consolidation laws.